SHISAKO designs pieces that are versatile and functional because an animal sacrificed its life for the leather we make into wearable pieces. It is important that our pieces are not wasted and worn only a few times. In being a useful piece, we want the leather to last a long time too.
Tips on caring for your leather pieces were researched and we would love to share them with you.
All leather will evolve in appearance over time with use and external environmental conditions. Even though the animal skin is made into a leather hide it still needs to breathe and hydrate.
If your leather does get dry (thirsty) it will want to take in everything to try and get moisture. This includes dirt clogging the pores.
Leather needs to breathe.
It’s not just to be cleaned when you see some dirt on it but it needs regular hydration, and even a wax protectant before first use.
Depending on the climate you live in, you may want to protect your bag by waterproofing it. This could be beneficial if you live in an area that gets a lot of precipitation or for extra protection.
We wanted leather products that were natural and healthy for the leather and the earth.
After research, we found Otter Wax, a local business just over the border from us, in Washington.
Here are the all-natural leather care products and some tips on when to use them. If you only get one or two and it’s a new piece the salve or oil and wax are good to start.
Before 1st use of a new leather piece
Boot (Leather) Wax: is a waterproofing wax that can be used on shoes and bags.
Leather Salve: is a conditioner that hydrates. It will darken the leather colour but over time will lighten up.
After lots of use
Saddle Soap: is a cleaner that removes all the dirt and debris before applying any other products listed below if the product has been used for a while.
Leather Oil: is a conditioner that hydrates while bringing back a beautiful vibrant shine.
For peace of mind, we have tested the products on our collection of bags and shoes. However, if you would like to use the Otter products on other leather pieces then do a test beforehand.
Otter Wax products are available on our online store for shipments made within Canada. If you live outside Canada we recommend you purchase directly from Otter Wax to avoid double duty charge, as we paid duty already.
With the purchase of a SHISAKO leather piece, we offer a discount on all leather care products. Use this code for a 20% discount to get you started on caring for your leather.
If you have any questions please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would love to help.
It's important to have the right measurement based on where you would like to wear the belt bag.
To measure your natural waist:
To measure your low waist:
Once you have both measurements then see lengths available of belts on product page.
If you have questions with the fit please email us or book a virtual stye & fit session.