Product care

 By taking time to care for your leather item, you will uphold the value and maintain the appearance of your most treasured pieces.

All the Gerda Retter Design products are made of high-quality chrome-tanned cowhide. 

Just like skin, leather needs some ventilation to prevent mildew and rot. Also, keep your leather product away from direct sunlight and heat. 

The leather we use is usually very resistant to stains and water. It's very pliable, and supple, soft and pleasant to the touch.

However, your leather product needs a little care over time. Here you can find some steps on how to do it: 


1. Cleaning 

Wipe down leather with a damp cloth 1-2 times per week depending on use and accumulated dirt and grime. 

For stubborn stains, including sand, soil, some oils, dirt and tough marks and stains we advise you to use our Universal Cleaner.


2. Conditioning

Condition leather every 3-6 months, sometimes more depending on the environment and season. 

Our Delicate Cream is a nourishing fluid that will clean, condition and protect your leather product. 


3. Waterproofing

Waterproof once a year, if desired, and if your lifestyle/environment calls for it.

Our Waterproof Protector offers water and stain resistance.