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How do I take care of my leather or canvas item?

Introduction to Leather Goods

Throughout the life of your product, you may notice a softening of the silhouette and a naturally occurring patina. This evolution along with the presence of natural aspects such as natural marks, wrinkles and veins are anticipated and serve as proof of the uniqueness and authenticity of our products. Each impression leaving a lasting memory to be cherished forever. 
To preserve the shape of your product, it should not be over-packed. When product is not in use, it is best to store it in the felt provided at purchase in a ventilated area. Storage in boxes or near sources of heat are not recommended as it has a drying effect on the materials. 

Natural Leather

This natural, vegetable-tanned cowhide leather, is deeply rooted in the History of Louis Vuitton. A hallmark of this leather is its transparency, which reveals natural markings such as veins and wrinkles, proving it has not been treated. This delicate, easily scratched leather will develop a rich amber patina, unique to each bag, and a greater suppleness in time.  This patina, along with wear acquired through use, signifies proof of the product’s authenticity and journey alongside the owner.
Should this leather  encounter water, blot immediately with a lint-free light coloured, absorbent cloth. Cleaning with any solvents or chemicals is not recommended. Home remedies to darken the leather such as mink oil, saddle soap, leather lotions, or substances of any kind should be avoided at all costs. If the leather gets stained before the patina develops, do not try to clean it. Let it darken and stains will fade among the colour. These chemicals can compromise the quality and integrity of the leather as it wears in time.

Calfskin and Cowhide Leathers

Through a rigorous selection process, calfskin and cowhide leathers are chosen for their refinement, suppleness and silky touch. To meet Louis Vuitton’s highest quality standards, only the best hides are selected. They may carry natural imperfections, such as veins or wrinkles.
These carefully selected leathers can be compromised with the use of any commercial cleaners. Elements such as oils, make up, perfumes, creams or sanitisers applied to the leather can compromise its natural beauty and performance capabilities. For surface stains, we recommend cleaning with a soft, damp cloth with water.

Vernis Leather

Created in 1998 for the Spring / Summer fashion show, Monogram Vernis is proposing a vivacious, sparkling and ultra-feminine look.
The Vernis leather should be kept away from any materials that may transfer their colour pigments onto the leather (for example magazines, denim, other leathers...). The risk of transfer may particulary affect small leather goods.
Exposure to sunlight should be avoided, as colour may fade. Light colours are more sensitive to light and may take a yellow tinge or fade.

Monogram and Damier Canvas

The symbol of Louis Vuitton, Monogram canvas, created in 1896, expresses the values and heritage of the House: authenticity, savoir-faire, excellence and luxury. It is inimitable and unique, created through a painstakingly developed and impeccably executed process. Being supple and sturdy, it is perfectly suited for contemporary lifestyles. Today, this iconic canvas is patterned with an exceptional print, produced in accordance with our exacting quality standards.
Coated canvas can easily be cleaned with a damp cloth and slightly soapy water. Home remedies such as mink oil, perfume, leather lotions, cleaners or chemicals, should not be used on any canvas products. The use of such remedies may cause the canvas wear adversely and prematurely.
Contact with highly pigmented materials increases the risk of colour transfer onto the canvas and should be avoided. Light coloured canvas such as Damier Azur is the most susceptible to such wear.

Printed Canvas

Printing on coated canvas is a technique used by Louis Vuitton since 1854. Since then, new innovations and printing techniques have been developed to allow for more complex and rich designs. Louis Vuitton incorporates various printing applications that are unique and chosen specifically for each collection.
Each printing technique consists of thin layers of ink applied on top of the canvas. Such techniques allow for intricate designs and colours but can be susceptible to abrasion and fading. This can appear with gentle use at the areas of greatest wear (such as the corners, folds and bottom).
To avoid such abrasion, limit the contact to hard or rough surfaces (walls, rugs, concrete) and rotate the use of your handbag to ensure optimal wear and longevity.
For cleaning, use a soft, damp cloth with slightly soapy water, avoiding the printed portions. Home remedies such as mink oil, leather lotions, cleaners or chemicals, should not be used on any canvas products. The use of such remedies may cause the canvas wear adversely and prematurely.

Exotic and Extraordinary Creations

As our exotic skins are processed naturally, it is essential to protect from humidity, water spray and rain. Avoid all contact with water or any other liquids, which may alter the texture causing permanently visible stains and color transfer. Should your bag encounter water, immediately and gently blot the affected area with a light-colored, absorbent, lint-free cloth. Exposure to sunlight should be avoided as color may fade.
Crocodile, python and lizard skins are particularly sensitive to humidity and heat, which can irreparably unstick their scales. We recommend that you avoid any cleansing cream or product that would deeply stain your product.
Extraordinary creations that include any metallic leathers, beading, feathers, sequins or printing, require special care and should only be cleaned with a soft, light-colored, lint-free cloth.

iPhone Folios

The iPhone Folio is part of a new generation of technical cases embodying the heritage that Louis Vuitton has long prized: the world of travel and the ceaseless quest for innovation.
The iPhone Folio is a great expression of such innovation, showcasing an exclusive technology with a “gecko-inspired” material. The gecko is a lizard that has a smart, natural, adherence to any surface that can be 600 times more powerful than common adhesive tape. Inspired by this, Louis Vuitton has developed a functional material like that of a gecko without the use of any glue. This adherence surface is unlike any other, using millions of microscopic suction cups to safely secure your device. It is characterized by a somewhat dry feeling upon touch and the ability to be easily re-activated with simple cleaning.
Should the adherence grip strength diminish, simply wipe the surface gently with a cloth dampened with water to remove all particles. Allow ten minutes to dry to ensure suction cups are properly re-activated. Replace device by applying light pressure for a secure hold.
The use of any alcoholic solutions, chemicals or glues on the adherence may cause permanent damage. Application of other phone cases to the adherence will limit its performance capabilities and is not recommended.
Although this case reduces the risk of damage to your device, Louis Vuitton is not responsible for any direct and/or indirect damage to your phone, particularly resulting from use that does not respect the above care guidelines or involves non-standard use of the case.

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