Product Care

PRODUCT CARE

All BA goods are made with fine, high quality Turkish leathers with Turkish craftmanship. All of our products are handmade artisan product, and should be treated with care. For advice on general maintenance and care, the best option is to take your bag to a trusted leather goods repair shop. To care for the bag at home, you can find commercial products in drugstores to clean and polish the leather. Please email us at info@baa.com.tr for further assistance.

CALF LEATHER

Our Turkish Calf Leather is a smooth, refined leather with a polished finishing. Although recognized for its longevity, it is still prone to occasional scratching if not handled with proper care.  We recommend occasionally treating this leather with a leather conditioner, which will help keep it hydrated.  To prevent the leather from developing marks, we recommend avoiding exposure to abrasive surfaces and always taking care to store the item properly in its dust bag when not in use. For lighter colors in this material we also recommend avoiding exposure to dark denim or other dark fabrics with loose dye, as the leather could be subject to color transfer or stains.

LAMB LEATHER

Our Turkish lambskin is an ultra-smooth, buttery leather with a polished finishing. Lambskin is recognized for both its soft texture and longevity. This material is prone to occasional scratching if not handled with proper care. We recommend treating your piece with a leather conditioner to keep it hydrated. Avoid exposure to abrasive surfaces and always take care to store the item in its dust bag. For lighter colors, we also recommend avoiding exposure to dark denim or other dark fabrics with loose dye, as the leather could be subject to transfer or stains.

SUEDE LEATHER

Our Turkish Suede Leather is a soft, delicate leather with a velvet like finish. Darker and vibrantly colored suedes may stain lighter colored clothing and other materials if placed in close contact.  To prolong the life of your suede leather product we recommend pre-treating the leather with a suede protectant and avoiding exposure to water or other liquids.  We also recommend occasionally treating the leather with a suede brush, which can help smooth any marks or indentations on the surface.

PATENT LEATHER

Our Italian Patent Leather is a coated leather with a shiny, lustrous finish.  The surface is largely water resistant, making care simple.  We do however recommend avoiding prolonged exposure to hot temperatures and storing the item inside its dust bag. Patent can absorb foreign dye or ink if in contact with loose dyes.  If the leather develops any scuffs or marks, we recommend lightly cleaning the surface with a damp cloth.

VEGETABLE TANNED LEATHER

Our Turkish Vegetable Tanned Leather is a classic leather that shows its wear beautifully over time. It is warm, it is strong, and it is personal.  It will not remain pristine and sleek, and although scratching will occur, we do not view these marks as defects. It is completely natural, meaning it is naked, with no synthetic top finishes. The surface of Vegetable Tanned leather will change over time, and exposure to water will create spots. While we recommend avoiding rain, the patina created by daily wear-and-tear is meant to change and evolve over time. Our natural colorways will slowly darken over time due to exposure to the sun.

CANVAS

Our Cotton Canvas is both lightweight and sturdy. We recommend pre-treating your canvas items with a spray repellent in order to help avoid any stains or permanent marks, as well as avoiding exposure to abrasive surfaces to prevent pulls or tears in the fabric.  We also recommend avoiding exposure to dark denim or other dark fabrics with loose dye, as the canvas could be subject to color transfer or stains.