“ To ensure your Roam in Company goods last over a lifetime, here are some easy ways to keep them beautiful and strong. “
Colour & Dryness
Our products will grow more beautiful with age. And we happen to think that this is one of the best characteristics of vegetable tanned leather and waxed canvas. The usage marks and shading creates a story only time can tell.
Leather – Should you however find that the leather is becoming too dry for your liking it is very easy to give it a new lease on life and layer it with some oil. There are a lot of different leather nourishment products out there that work perfectly. However, a simple vegetable or baby oil works just as well. Leave it to dry for a day and the leather will thank you.
Canvas – Like our leather the canvas will develop a patina over time; use will bring out unique character and special qualities in the fabric that makes it stand out. Use your bag for years; it will look different (better) than when it was made. If after several years you find yourself wanting to re-wax your bag, warm up the canvas and the can of wax a little bit. Apply a little of the wax conditioner whilst warming the canvas so the wax sinks into the canvas then let it cool and dry. Repeat if necessary but don’t go wax crazy on it, a little is all you need.
All the leather and canvas we use has been carefully selected to resist all weather conditions. It can happen that after using the bag time and time again through some stormy weather you want to restore the water resistance of your bag. Applying the above instructions will get your bag just as storm resistant as the day you first met.
Never wash your bag or accessories. Lightly brush off dirt with a brush. Start with plain water for cleaning. Hose it off, gently use a scrub brush, rinse, and let it dry. Less is more. For stubborn spots or stains a mild bar soap, flake soap, or saddle soap may help clean specific areas. And in the motto, better safe than sorry test it on a little spot first.
Should you scratch the leather in a way that doesn’t appeal to you, simply treat the scratch with some vegetable or baby oil on a piece of cloth. But if you don’t have any scratches on your leather you are obviously not using it enough!