The main leather we use for NO/AN bags and accessories is a Portuguese, natural calf grain leather. Grain leather is solid and resistant. It also gets softer with time and use. The beauty of this leather is that it does not require any special maintenance. In case of stains, all you need to do is clean the bag gently with a damp soft cloth.
Our Portuguese nubuck leather has a velvet-like surface, which is smooth to the touch. Unlike the grain leather, it is more fragile and should be handled with care. Nubuck bags should therefore be protected with a nubuck spray, but you only have to use it once in a while. In case of stains, we recommend you gently rub the dry surface with a soft nubuck brush.
Ostrich leather is the most exclusive type we use within our line. The skins are sourced individually from a tannery in South Africa and the leather has a naturally smooth feeling. Ostrich leather contains natural oils, which will not only keep it supple, but also conditioned over time. You should never use soaps or solvents on ostrich, as it will damage the leather. In case of stains, remove immediately with a soft damp cloth. Make sure to avoid direct sunlight when it comes to ostrich and other precious skins.
The lightest -and newest- leather we introduced within our range is a fine Italian calf leather, which has a butter-soft feel and smooth exterior, making it our lightest leather in the collection. As this leather tends to be rather thin, it should be handled accordingly. Avoid excessive creasing, direct sunlight and exposure to rain as the leather may mark and age quicker. Make sure your bag is also stuffed with tissue paper in order to retain its shape.
In order to enjoy your NO/AN bags longer, preserve them in a dry environment away from light. Some liquids, like perfume, nail polish and other alcohol-based products, might leave permanent stains on the leather.
The light colors in the collection will naturally become darker with time, but the patina is also what makes your bag unique and personal. We certify that all our skins are bi-products hailing from the meat industry.