Before and after every wash, we recommend running an empty machine on a short cycle to remove any residual detergent from your machine’s drum.
Use a small amount of liquid laundry detergent and do not turn your clothing inside-out.
Choose a short, delicate cycle. Refer to your item’s label when selecting the temperature.
Once washed, iron your item inside-out on a very low setting. For lambskin leather items, you can run your iron over the outer side on an even lower setting to restore gloss and shine.
To nourish and buff your lambskin clothing, you can apply a little STOULS wax (follow the instructions on the bottle). Make sure the wax is completely dry before ironing your item. If you prefer a more natural finish, skip the wax. Whatever you do, NEVER apply wax to suede.
In the event of an oil stain, whatever you do, do not attempt to wash your item with water. Lay your item out on a flat surface as quickly as possible, apply a little Terre de Sommières (100% natural clay) to the stain and leave overnight. If the stain hasn’t been entirely absorbed by the next day, repeat until as much matter has been absorbed as possible.
If you get a wine stain on your leather, blot dry with uncoloured kitchen roll until you’ve absorbed as much wine as possible, then machine-wash (and keep your fingers crossed: it all depends on the tannin content of the wine spilled on your STOULS).
For ink or felt pen marks, try (gently) using a rubber on the target area.
If you notice any marbling after washing, try rewashing your item without any detergent. Note that pigment reaction and intensity varies by colour.
If you notice any white marks after washing, try rewashing your item without any detergent. Note that if these marks are due to bleach residue in your machine drum, or due to too much detergent during washing, unfortunately the white marks are there to stay.
Brightly-coloured, highly-pigmented leather tends to bleed. As a precaution, avoid contact between your leather item and any light-coloured fabrics.