Care information

Caring for your Products

Here at Anya Hindmarch we use the best quality materials we can find for all of our products and are passionate about showcasing the natural beauty of leather and exotic skins. We see any weathering as part of the charm and story rather than damage and think that a few marks here and there make our products look loved. However, if you want to keep your purchase looking its best, we do have a few tips.

General

Leather

Our leather skins have been tanned specifically for your product and all have different characteristics. Over time you may see creasing or colour changes, all of which are natural features of leather. If leather is consistently exposed to harsh light, the product may experience some fading so we recommend that you store your product in its box or protective dust bag.

Colour Transfer

Your product is made from a unique, natural material. Avoid contact with Light coloured fabrics or upholstery as the colour may transfer. We recommend avoiding extreme heat and direct sunlight and protecting it from rain. Should your product come into contact with water, allow to dry naturally away from direct heat.

Decoration

Leather Printing

We’ve worked closely with our craftsmen to make sure that the leather print on your product is as durable as possible. Because the leather has a textured surface you may notice small raised dots in the printing. As with all leathers, the skin will age naturally so the print may fade slightly or you may notice the base colour show through if the leather becomes damaged. To keep your product looking its best, we recommend storing in the protective dust bag or box and avoiding prolonged exposure to sunlight, water and chemical cleaners.

Embellishments

The embellishment on our products can be very delicate, so please handle with care. We would recommend that care be taken when wearing this product as it could cause snagging or marking when worn with delicate fabrics. Please avoid contact with liquids as they could remove the finish of the product.

Rope Handles and Key charms

Our rope handles and key charms are made from specialist sailing rope and are designed to be as hardwearing as possible. Over time you may notice they start to get marked from use so we recommend wiping clean with a damp cloth and leaving to dry naturally.

Material Care

Suede

Suede is a unique, natural material. Avoid contact with light coloured fabrics or upholstery as the colour may transfer. We recommend avoiding extreme heat and direct sunlight and protecting your bag from rain. Should your bag come into contact with water, allow to dry naturally away from direct heat.

Metallic Leather

Metallic finishes are delicate and may wear a little when worn with dark fabrics or in wet conditions. The shine may dull with Age or handling. To keep your bag looking its best , always store in a box or dust bag. Should your bag get wet allow to dry naturally at room temperature. The surface can be polished with a soft, dry cloth but treatment beyond this should be entrusted to a professional.

Canvas

Our canvas is the most durable that we can find, but it’s still a good idea to keep it away from heat and damp. Some colour transfer may also occur if rubbed continuously.

Wool

Slight imperfections are part of the material’s charm. To keep your product looking its best, handle with care and avoid pulling, snagging or surface abrasion. Always store your bag in a box or dust bag and protect from rain. Should your product get wet, allow to dry naturally at room temperature. Please note that some pilling and fraying may occur with wear and is a natural characteristic of this material.

Satin

Our luxurious satin is made using tightly woven threads to create a glossy finish and any embroidery will be very delicate. When you’re not using your bag please store in the protective dust bag and avoid heat and damp.

Nylon

Our nylon is the strongest we could find and will be showerproof. However, we recommend keeping nylon products away from excessive heat and water. Over time, creases may appear, which is a natural characteristic of the fabric.

Patent Leather

Over time you might notice natural colour changes or creases in patent leather. Try to avoid too much contact with other patent materials or light coloured clothing or upholstery, as some colour transfer may occur. Please do not store patent leather in plastic.

Glitter Finishes

Our glitter fabric is man-made and the glitter may shed a little with wear. Please be aware that the glitter can be sharp and so be careful when wearing your bag with delicate fabrics.

Velvet

We use the highest quality and most durable velvet, but do still recommend that you handle this product with care to avoid excess abrasion or snagging which may damage the material. Loose dirt may be removed with a soft dry cloth and liquids should be avoided as they will damage the material. Due to the nature of the material, storage may cause light marring or flattening of the fibres which is natural. To keep your product looking its best, we recommend storing it in its protective dust bag or box when not in use.

Phone Cases

Velvet Cases

Velvet is prone to thinning in areas that are subject to wear and tear. You may notice that the corners of your phone case start thinning with wear. Velvet may also attract fluff and other fibres from your bag or pocket so we recommend handling with care.

Bespoke Materials

To keep your product looking its best avoid heat and damp and always store in its protective dust bag or box. Should it get wet, wipe with a soft cloth and allow to dry at room temperature.

Butter leather

The ‘Caviar of leather’ this full-grain calfskin has been made especially for us by a leading artisanal tannery. One of the most luxurious leathers available, it has a clean, modern finish and ages beautifully.

Canvas

This Jacquard canvas has been made especially for us on the banks of Lake Como and treated with a protective clear coating to ensure it stays looking its best.

Remove any marks with a clean eraser or spot clean with cold water and a clean, colourless cotton cloth. Colour transfer may occur if your bag is rubbed continuously against dark colours.

Capra Leather

We have worked closely with technicians at a distinguished Italian tannery to develop our goatskin or Capra. The skins are treated with vegetable tanning extracts to create this elegant material. A luxurious leather with a defined grain that is enhanced with a final cross-grain using cork rolls.

City Calf

This full-grain calfskin has been created especially for us by a master Italian Tannery. The luxurious smooth surface is perfect for city wear, while the natural grain ensures that each piece is unique and gets better with age.

Dress Leather

This full-grain calfskin has been created especially for us by a master Italian tannery. The luxurious high-shine finish is ideal for dress wear and very resistant to scratches.

This leather should remain pristine and will soften as you use it. If you notice that the surface has started to dull then simply buff with a soft, dry cloth.

London Grain Leather

This full-grain calfskin has been created especially for us by one of the world’s leading artisanal French tanneries, established over 200 years ago. Each leather is embossed with our exclusive London grain markings, giving it a formal English feel. This strong leather is resistant to scratches and will soften with age.

Naplak

Naplak is the finest type of patent leather. For extra texture and durability ours has been tumbled to create the distinctive creases.

Silk Satin

Our Satin evening bags are made using the finest duchess silk satin woven for us at a centuries-old mill in Lake Como. It’s a thick and beautiful satin that will keep its shape as you use it. All embroidery or attachments are delicate and should be handled with care.

Smooth Calf

This full-grain calfskin has been especially developed for its smooth surface and supple texture. The smooth finish can be susceptible to scratches, but any scratches are usually easily removed by buffing with a soft cloth or your hand.

Tumbled Calf

Created for us by a prominent Italian tannery, this full-grain calfskin has been embossed to enhance the grain. Soft, yet durable and strong, it will age beautifully as you use it.

If you have a specific question about the material care of your item, please contact our customer services team on +44 20 7501 0168 or email us at assistant@anyahindmarch.com