Tips for use

Leather lasts long! But this means you have to maintain its beauty. The skin of an animal shows all sorts of variations, as grains, pores, scares and variations in thickness and colour. These are natural imperfections and not defects. This is actually proof that the garment is made of genuine skin and no imitation. Therefore, not every piece of leather will react the same way towards the production process. Every piece of leather can evolve a different shade of colour. Moreover, be aware that the colour of the garment can be different from the photos.
Before you are able to show your new wardrobe treasure we advise you to treat your garment with a special leather spay, for example the IBANA leather spray.

Do’s & Don’ts

  • Never stuff your leather garments in plastic.
  • Always use a coat-hanger.
  • A leather garment is not a raincoat
  • Raindrops on pure aniline leather cause spots on the garment. Such spots can be eliminated by gently rubbing on the surface of the skin with a soft clothes brush.
  • Dry at room temperature, never in the sun, near fire or central heating.
  • If your garment has become wet by accident, treat the garment again with IBANA leather spray.
  • Do not use benzene or acetone.
  • To remove greasy spots, use an emery-stone for suede, a gum-velour’s or wooly, or a very fine sandpaper (400-600).
  • Cleaning by leather specialists only.

    Tips for use

    Suede is frequently used by IBANA. This type of leather is soft, very flexible and feels very supple when wearing. Suede is much more vulnerable than other types of leather, this because suede is made from the inside of a leather fabric. A good maintenance is necessary. It is wise to spray your garments with a leather spray before wearing the item. The spray will protect your favorite item from stains, water spots or attenuation.

    Do’s & Don’ts

    • Suede is more vulnerable type of leather. Do not rub to hard because you will damage the item.
    • When you see a little stain use a (suede) gum to erase the stain from your suede jacket or shoes.
    • Stains can be cleaned with boiling hot water. Make sure the water boils and hold the spot above the steam of the water. But do note, make sure your suede items does not get too wet and only hold the spot above the hot water for 30 seconds. Bruch your suede jacket, clothing or shoes with a suede brush. Let the item dry on room temperature.
    • Always dry at room temperature, never in the sun, near fire or central heating.
    • Never keep your suede garment in plastic.
    • Do not keep your suede clothing in moist places.
    • Cleaning by leather specialists only.

      Tips for use

      IBANA takes great pride in designing stylish and feminine items. Faux fur garments from IBANA are of excellent quality. Faux Fur needs a different method of maintenance then leather. With the right method and caution, different spots can be cleaned from a faux fur item.

      Do’s & Don’ts

      • Never keep your faux fur garment in plastic.
      • Always use a coat-hanger.
      • Always dry at room temperature, never in the sun, near fire or central heating.
      • Do not use benzene or acetone.
      • Cleaning by specialist only.

        Tips for use

        Shearling is a durable and precious leather quality that is very suitable for cold winter days. Shearling leather consists of soft wool on the inside and suede leather on the outside. Shearling leather is primarily used for the well-known ‘lammy coats’. Shearling leather is a material that breather and isolates in a natural way. IBANA keeps track of every fashion trend. Therefore, with an IBANA lammy coat you will always have a stylish item.

        Do’s & don’ts

        • A shearling coat has a good resistance to rain but is not a raincoat. A lammy coat needs to be treated preventively form rain and dirt every year by using a waterproof spray.
        • If the lammy coat has become wet, dry the lammy coat on a wide coat hanger. Do not hang the lammy coat near a heater, let the jacket dry in a ventilated room.
        • Hang a lammy coat occasionally outside the closet, this is so the leather can ventilate. Do not bring your lammy coat to dry cleaning too often, the process can affect the leather and colour.
        • Small stains can be removed with a suede brush, eraser or a piece of tape. Do not rub the leather to hard.
        • Grease stains can be removed with chalk. Chalk absorbs fat stains. It is wise to take blackboard chalk in the same colour of your coat. Stick the chalk on the stain, wait for a few minutes and brush the chalk gently from the coat. If the stain is still visible, repeat this process a few times.
        • Cleaning by specialist only.