Information prevents regret
Over and over again we hear the same lament from our service customers; they didn’t know what to look for when buying leather furniture, when caring for it or that repair and restoration were possible. The result is all too often, disappointment and regret.
That’s why we’ve created the Leather Hero Blog. Our mission is to help demystify leather, guide leather lovers towards informed buying decisions and provide care and maintenance products and advice they can trust. Another inspiration for this sharing of information is our desire to play a part in reducing waste. We just don’t like landfill. It’s our hope that by helping leather lovers to buy well and maximise the viable life of their purchase, we can reduce the fast consumption to waste cycle that results in mountains of landfill.
Making Leather Care Easy
Leather isn’t like anything else. It’s inherent warmth, texture, touch and aesthetic is pure luxury. Buying leather, whether it’s a sofa, a jacket or car seats, is a premium choice with the potential to deliver years, even decades of superior service. Most buyers start out with a strong intention to maintain it carefully. Yet, often this falls by the wayside. Why? One reason has to be that life gets in the way. Another reason and one we hear often is that they were unsure of what to do and what to use. That spurs us to create useful leather information, to fill in the information gaps and give other leather lovers the knowledge and confidence they need to be their own leather hero.
Real Life Experience & Science on Our Side
The Leather Hero Blog is built on combined wisdom. It’s through real-life hands-on experience, shared information from our network of leather industry professionals, and access to scientific research and development that enables us to put forth reliable leather care information. When we speak of risks, we’ve seen the nasty outcomes with our own eyes. When we suggest a care regime, it’s because we’ve seen what happens in its absence and because we know it works. And lastly, when we offer analysis of leather types, it’s to help you make the right choice.
Leather is Leather; Or is it?
It’s good to remember that there is not one leather, one tannery or one type of leather finish. Quality varies dramatically. Over recent decades, factories have experimented with new manufacturing techniques and finishes in search of cheaper production. Not all experiments have been successful and research and development continue today. These are just some of the factors that make leather repair and refinishing a dynamic and interesting space.
Share With Us
So passionate and curious Leather Heros, let’s explore leather and its care together. It might be a little bit ‘old school’ but for the sake of your wallet and the planet, let us inspire you to care for your things and repair before replacing. Your contribution is always welcome. Send us pics of your regretful leather care mishaps and triumphant Before and Afters, questions, stories and ideas.