I’ve gathered some things you may want to know before placing your order. I wholeheartedly recommend you read the “About Leather” section. But I’ll place the most important bit right here: Dyed leather may stain! Be wary of wearing a new dark leather belt with brightly coloured pants. You can also expect that bills and cards take on a little bit of colour if they stay in your card holder for a long time. Not all leathers will stain, but if you want to limit the risk, only purchase items that are the colour “Natural” – This means that the leather either hasn’t been dyed or only has a light dye from the tannery.
Shipping costs and tracking
I use a service called “CoolRunner” which is a Danish company that allows for cheaper shipping to almost all countries within the European union. They make deals with various shipping companies, allowing for large discounts for private persons and small businesses who do not have enough volume to make their own shipping deals.
Unfortunately, CoolRunner doesn’t operate outside of the European Union and that means that the cost of shipping is much greater for countries outside of the European Union.
The price calculated on the checkout page is shipping with tracking, but you will have to request your tracking number through the contact form or by leaving a note with your order, since the platform my website is built upon doesn’t easily allow for tracking numbers to be sent out automatically. If your order is being shipped with CoolRunner you should be receiving your tracking number automatically. If you need any assistance with tracking your order, you’re very welcome to ask me for help.
For countries where CoolRunner isn’t an option, much cheaper shipping is available without tracking, but I do not recommend using this. If you however would like to use this option, please contact me through the contact form. You will be required to sign away any right to refund or compensation if you choose to have anything shipped without tracking.
Product availability and requests
When products sell out there is no guarantee that they will return. As many items are one-off products I recommend that you don’t delay if you see something that you like. If you find that an item has sold out, you are very welcome to request that I make another. This can be done through the contact form or directly on certain product pages. When placing a request you are also welcome to ask for colour or details to be changed, and I will consider the possibilities. Please note that requesting a re-stock doesn’t guarantee that I will make more of the product.
Smaller products that I can make quickly, I have enabled back-orders on. You will be notified when this is the case for any product in your order.
If you want to be notified when new products show up on the store you can sign up to my newsletter. I’ll send out a weekly email when new product is added to the store.
Whole sale and large orders
My store contains both one-off products and returning products, but I never keep a big stock of any one product. If you are a whole sale buyer or would like to place a large order, please contact me through the contact form so we can make an agreement about pricing and delivery times. I’m a one-man business, which means my production capabilities are time restricted, but I’d like to accommodate large orders that may require an extra effort on my part.
Leather is a natural product
As everyone knows, leather is a natural product and it comes with a set of unique properties. Most of these properties are sought after – wear resistance, subtleness, texture – but others not so much like scaring and blemishes. Leather used for my products will sometimes feature scaring prominently, as it’s part of the leather. I even run a product line specifically focusing on the raw look of unfinished leather. Whenever products feature scaring or blemishes, images of the product will clearly show these so you can best choose what you think looks good in a leather product.
Leather ages with time and use
Almost all real leather darkens with time and use. A light vegetable tanned leather will with enough time and wear adopt a full and beautiful dark brown colour. For many people the aged beauty of leather is one of the big reasons they choose this material. Unfortunately for those who don’t appreciate this feature, it’s unavoidable. Even a leather dyed dark brown will turn darker over time.
Leather needs care
All leathers needs to be maintained and cared for regularly in order to ensure a long life. Based on environment and use the frequency of care will differ. A nice pair of leather shoes worn daily should be treated with leather care products weekly or bi-weekly. Items used less frequently and in less harsh environments may not need maintenance nearly as often. Lastly, products that you would handle daily, like cardholders or wallets may not need any maintenance due to the natural oils from your skin penetrating into the leather and providing the needed care all on its own.
If in doubt, simply feel the leather. If it feels stiff or dry to the touch, it won’t hurt treating it with a care product.
You can use off-the-shelf oils and waxes made for leather care or any vegetable oil. I always look for care products that contain coconut oil and beeswax These are really some of the best things you can apply to your leather in order to ensure that it is properly moisturised and protected from dirt, dust and water.