Leather Care & Warranty

Lost Little One bags are ethically handmade in Morocco using 100% vegetable-tanned Moroccan goats leather. We opted for this type of leather because of its soft yet durable properties. We also occasionally use vegetable tanned cowhides, this type of hide is much thicker and great for our more structured designs. Our bags are sourced and produced in Marrakech, Morocco. Using leather that has been handpicked from the local tannery located inside the Medina, where it has been treated using ancient and traditional Moroccan tanning methods. Because of this natural process all leather used on Lost Little One bags is unique. Some of the leather may have natural markings, just like our own skin. This is not a fault, rather showing the quality of hand worked leather. These marking are more prominent on the lighter tones (tan & vintage brown) as sometimes the variation in the hide can be slightly darker than the dyes. 

Caring for your leather is a personal preference, depending on how you want your bag to look today and in 10 years’ time. The beauty of vegetable-tanned leather is that it changes with time and use. You can mould and move these bags in your hands to speed up the ageing process and help create creases and lines which gives the leather character, making it your own. 

Just like our skin, what you do to your leather bag will determine how it looks and ages. The lighter tones such as tan will darken over time and your leather will change with use. 

Moroccan leather artisan creating Lost Little One handmade bags

We suggest that you keep your bag clean by wiping it down with a clean dry cloth to remove any buildup of dust and dirt and giving it a deep clean with a leather cleaner every few months and tending to any stains immediately. 

Just like our skin, your new leather bag can begin to look dry and dull with time. To give it a boost of moisture and shine, apply a leather conditioner every few months. We love Dr. Martens Balsam, use this to protect it against water stains, as a conditioner when dry or to soften and speed up the ageing process.

Although leather is designed for the elements, maintaining the shape of your bag and the condition of the leather will be determined by how you treat it. To further protect your bag use Dr Martens Balsam or a leather care product of your choice before the first use. Especially the lighter leather tones as they are more susceptible to stains. However we suggest that you test a small inconspicuous area first as this process can slightly darken the colour of your bag. Be aware that unwashed or dark denim may rub off and stain lighter shades of vegetable-tanned leather. 

We suggest that you avoid all contact with water, however in the case that your bag does get wet, do NOT use a hairdryer or any hot air tools to dry it. This will cause the skin to dry out and wrinkle. Deal with any water spills by simply allowing the bag to dry naturally. Never leave your bag laying in the sun or exposed to the elements. Please note that colour leakage onto light garments may occur if your bag becomes wet. However because of the plant based nature of our dyes, all runoff is entirely organic and easily removed. We professionally weatherproof all of our Lost Little One's before they're sent to their new homes, however if you do notice any colour run-off over time simply top this up by using a leather protector of your choice.

Vegetable-tanned leather is made to last and to get better with age. Colour fading or darkening, marking and stretching as a result of regular usage add to the character of your bag, they are not considered a fault. The colour of your bag may vary on arrival, due to the nature of vegetable tanning process the colours are not uniform. We ask you use our online images as a reference only as each skin is different, with unique markings and colour variances, these characteristics show the natural quality of hand worked leather. 

Lost Little One bag's are lined with faux suede for a soft touch, if your lining becomes dirty see your local dry cleaner for professional advice. 

Our warranty covers fault in workmanship or material within 12 months of purchase. If in the unlikely event this is the case, we will replace or repair your product at our discretion.

Please note that the 'earthy' smell is a characteristic of genuine vegetable tanned leather and is not considered a fault. The smell will diminish to be completely unnoticeable with time and use. DO NOT spray with perfume. 

This warranty does not cover a leather product that has been damaged by accident, neglect, normal wear and tear or other factors not due to defects in materials or workmanship.