Product care

How to ensure your Sophie Hulme pieces age beautifully.

Product care

How to ensure your Sophie Hulme pieces age beautifully.

Sophie Hulme materials are carefully chosen, then crafted into the designs. Over time, styles will age and develop - the lines in the leather reflecting a life lived alongside a woman.
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The studio recommends following this advice to ensure your pieces age beautifully:

– Store your style in its dust bag to avoid dust collecting on the surface of the leather, or changes in colour due to sunlight or other environmental conditions.
– Bear in mind that light coloured pieces are more susceptible to marking. Avoid contact with darker items as there is a risk of discolouration.
– Do not overfill handbags - the leather can misshape, and it places extra strain on handles.
– Take extra care when carrying embellished pieces - they are especially delicate; scuffing may damage or dislodge elements.
– Saddle and calfskin have natural leather surfaces which may gather scratches - Sophie Hulme encourages carriers to celebrate natural leather marks as life lines which add personality to the styles.
– Materials are treated naturally and therefore not water-resistant; if the leather gets wet, leave it to dry naturally – never use artificial heat. Fill bags (with paper or similar) to help keep their shape while drying.

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