• Product Care

Product Care

With a little bit of loving and proper care ALEAF’s accessories will prove to be an investment that will be with you for years. Follow the product care instructions below to help your purchase last you a lifetime.

We advise that you moisturize your products before using them for the first time.

As ALEAF uses an array of materials, please refer to the care instructions provided with your purchase or refer to the relevant care instructions outlined below.

If you have any questions in regards to caring for your product, please feel free to get in touch with us at info@aleaflk.com.

Desserto

Store: We recommend storing your Desserto product away from direct sunlight and in the cotton dust bag that comes with the product. Prevent explosion to suntan oils and do not mark the material with a pen as the ink could be absorbed causing a permanent stain.

Clean: Clean your product using a mild soap solution and remove it completely by using a white cotton cloth dampened in water. If your item is heavily soiled, you can use a mild liquid shampoo type cleaner and dilute it as per the instructions on the bottle. Rinse with a cloth soaked in water to remove all excess shampoo. Then dry the surface with a dry white cotton cloth. Clean the spills as soon as possible to prevent permanent staining.


Malai

Store: The ideal temperature for storing your products made from Malai is between 0°C and 30°C. Store your products in a dry place. We recommend storing your Malai product away from direct sunlight and in the cotton dust bag that comes with the product.

Moisturise: Due to the nature of the material, Malai may be compromised by humidity and excess heat. To ensure your Malai product remains in optimal condition it is advised that you apply a thin coat of polishing wax (either a shoe polish or furniture grade wax) or coconut oil on the surface especially during hot, dry, weather or after cleaning.

Clean: Your Malai product can easily be cleaned by wiping it with a damp cloth and then leaving it to air-dry. It is advised not to use heat sources, iron or wash your product in the washing machine as this will cause permanent damage. After it has dried, moisturizing the material (as directed above) will restore it to its original condition.


Piñatex

Moisturise: To maintain your Piñatex accessory, moisturise it regularly with a natural colourless wax. After application, leave it to dry naturally for 24 hours. You can then gently buff the wax off with a soft brush or dry cloth.

Over time, you may experience some fibre release from our Piñatex products. To prevent this, we recommend using a non toxic colourless boot polish and sealing it with PawPaw cream.

Clean: Marks can be cleaned with water, using a damp soft cloth or sponge soaked in warm soapy water. If your item is heavily soiled, you can rinse with lukewarm water but never fully submerge the product as this may cause irreversible damage. Let your item air dry and refrain from using a heat source to dry more quickly as this could cause damage.