The primary leather we use for NO/AN bags and accessories is a Portuguese, natural calf grain leather. Grain leather gets softer with time and use. It is solid, resistant and does not require any special maintenance. In case of stains, clean the bag gently with a damp soft cloth or leather cleaner. Finish with leather conditioner.
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 protected and handled with care. We highly recommend you to protect your NO/AN nubuck bag with nubuck spray before use. In case of stains, gently rub the dry surface with a soft nubuck brush.
Ostrich leather is the most exclusive type of leather 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. Because of its thinness and fineness, please avoid excessive creasing, direct sunlight and exposure to rain as the leather may mark and age quicker. We recommend you to stuff the bag with tissue paper when not in use in order to retain its shape.
In order to enjoy your NO/AN bags longer, preserve them in a dry environment away from light. Strong liquids and chemicals, such as perfumes, nail polishes and other alcohol-based products, may leave permanent stains on the leather.
The lighter colors of leather may naturally become darker and patinated over time. We certify that all our skins are bi-products hailing from the meat industry.