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Initially, leather is a skin. This perishable material must follow very strict processes, to be subsequently used on shoes, bags, sofas... Then comes the whole process of tanning and preserving the skins. It is during these stages that the material takes its final shape: smooth, suede, nubuck...
There are different leathers:


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This leather is fine, soft and has a sparingly fibrous appearance. The fibers of sheepskin leather are loose so it has little resistance to the effects of time, unlike other leathers;

Generally, sheepskin leather poses no maintenance problems. A cleansing milk or a delicate cream can easily do the trick.

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It is the finest and softest among the supple leathers. It is finely grained and the feel is reminiscent of butter. Stretchable, it adapts to the shape without deforming after use.

This very sensitive leather requires the greatest attention. So the ideal product is leather cream which will nourish and soften while respecting the touch. Then apply a waterproofer.


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Thick, resistant but supple, the feel of this leather is pleasant and slightly rubbery. The appearance of the leather is finely grained and varies on the same skin.

Easy maintenance, use either cleansing milk or apply a delicate cream Flamaco.

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This leather is resistant and particularly solid. The appearance of the skin is regular and finely grained, with very tight pores. The feel is similar to paper.

Very easy to maintain, it requires a classic kit: a waterproofing spray and a cleaning milk should be enough. A bristle brush can also be used to remove certain stains.

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Soft, supple and extensible, its appearance is grained. Washable, it is a leather resistant to friction and scratches.

For good maintenance, apply Marseille soap and rub carefully. Then use a cleansing milk.


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Most of these leathers come from cattle. These are dense leathers whose fibers are tight, strong and reliable. The cowhide is coarse and the folds of the neckline are more pronounced.

Clean with a soft brush and waterproof with a universal spray.

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Bull leather is durable and thick and hard. The feel of this skin is rubbery, and the appearance is quite coarse or even irregular.

To clean or renovate bull leather, apply a special cream for oily leather such as a special Flamaco leather care product . However, if your leather is stained, also apply Terre de Sommières to the stain for 24 hours.


A fatty substance such as a special leather balm : It will then allow the leather to be cleaned, renovated and softened.

La Terre de Sommières: Powerful degreaser, this natural product will degrease and clean your leathers without damaging them. Sprinkle your leather goods with earthenware and leave to act for a few hours. Then remove powder residue with a soft cloth.

Moisturizing, nourishing milk: These milks have undeniable lubricating and hydrating properties.

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Leather is naturally durable and ready to face everyday life without the need for precautions. However, dust and temperature differences can alter the flexibility and appearance of the material, depending on your lifestyle. Also relatively expensive, it absolutely must be protected. A waterproofer on leather is a good prevention against stains. To remove them, a cloth soaked in a very diluted soapy solution based on Marseille soap will do the trick. It must be applied in a circular motion without aggressiveness and use a soft brush for the most grained leathers. Then apply a waterproofing agent so that this accident does not happen again!


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