How to Care for Ostrich Leather Products

There are thousands of leather products available for just about any taste or function, but ostrich leather products are increasingly considered to be among the highest-status, highly desired leather items. While it is viewed by many as exotic leather, ostrich is increasingly popular in the fashion world and brings quality and beauty to the items made from it.

The most distinctive and well known aspect of Ostrich leather is its unique Quill pattern. These quills are the telltale indicators of where the feathers were – and are an indicator of the quality – and therefore the value – of an Ostrich skin product. There are Half Quill and Full Quill variations, with the quality determined from the density of the pattern of the leather. Regardless of whether your item is full or half quill, the methods for caring for this very exotic leather won’t change. PU faux leather

While caring for Ostrich leather is not difficult or complicated, there are some things to consider that you might not need to think about with other products. For instance, this particular leather can react to the oils of your skin, and unlike your leather jacket, you are likely to be handling it far more often – holding the handle or strap of an Ostrich leather bag for instance. So for items such as handbags or briefcases, there may be a different type of leather used for the handle, or it may include a cover for this area. Even if no care is taken in this area, this can be considered to be natural wear and tear over time, as you would expect with any leather items.

If you do not plan to use your ostrich skin item for an extended amount of time it is recommended to store it in a soft cloth bag or wrapped in tissue paper. Many ostrich leather products are packaged in a small bag when you received it. Hint: Keep that bag and use it as a storage bag when necessary.

Most leather products are easy to maintain and clean and just like most other leather products, when it comes to caring for Ostrich leather you should ensure that you are not using any chemicals or abrasive products that might come in contact with the leather. When you feel it is necessary to clean your ostrich leather product, using a dry, soft cloth is recommended. If your ostrich leather product gets any liquid spilled on it, you must dab the leather with a soft dry cloth to soak up as much of the spilled liquid as quickly as possible. Leather as a general characteristic is very porous and will soak up any liquids that spill on it so timing in removing any spillage is important.

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