From colour restorations to stitching repairs
and many more
Dirty or stained leather bags, linings or handles can be disinfected, cleaned, conditioned and waterproofed for protection. Our deep cleaning procedure involves removing any marks or stains on the leather with extractive techniques before restoring the surface with cleaning and conditioning agents.
Our specialised mould removal treatment involves a deep cleaning of the bag surface using a mould removal solution.
*Do note that mould stain on bags may only be reduced and not completely removed, and the amount of reduction is also dependent on the material and condition of the item.
An Anti-Bacterial Cleansing treatment will be applied to your bag to help remove bacteria and odours. This can be used on all types of leather, fabric and coated canvas making it the perfect service for all handbags and purses.
*Do note that the cleansing process functions to reduce pesky smells only (mildew/mould/odour).
BRUSHING, WEAR AND TEAR
LOOP, HANDLE OR STRAP REPAIR
Damaged, worn, or broken handles, straps and loops can be reinforced and strengthened with a supporting layer of leather or completely replaced. If one opts for a replacement, it can be recrafted with matching leather and redyed to replicate the original.
EDGE REPAIR / RECOATING
The edges of leather trimming, straps and handles are commonly coated with a wax finish. A new wax finish is applied to restore worn edges. The edges are lightly sanded for smoothness and an applicator tool is used to re-wax the edges. Wax is layered upon the leather edges until the wax finish is restored.
For bags that have a metal frame, a frame realignment may be needed if the clasp does not close properly. It is a closure on a bag that is made to clasp together. We re-weld broken hardware and frames.
HARDWARE REPAIR / REPLACEMENT
Our artisans attend to a variety of repairs and fixes which include reattaching hardware, fixing locks and small pins. New hardware will be sourced to match the design of the bag e.g. locks, clasps, eyelets, buckles, D-rings, grommets, chains, snaps, small pins, metal feet.
COLOUR RESTORATION / RECOLOURING & DYEING
Our colour restoration and redyeing service help to cover up discolouration, deep stains, scuffing, and scratches, or can be used to change the colour of leather bags. The dye is custom-matched before applying using a fine mist airbrushed pigment along with detailed hand brushing.
FILLER / EDGE COLOUR RESTORATION
We can patch and fill holes, smoothen deep scratches/abrasions, and cover scuffed corners while touching up with colour to finish.
*Do note that this process does not guarantee an exact match to the original, thus there may be a compromise between texture and aesthetics when restoring.
PATCH / REINFORCE
A layer of supporting leather is used to reinforce worn loops, straps, handles, piping, edges or tears in the body of the bag. The new layer of leather is used to reinforce and strengthen the area. External patching on areas such as corners or edges may require the leather to be refinished with custom matched dye.
We can re-stitch lining, loose side tabs, straps, panels, gussets, zip track or handles.
SUSTAIN, PROTECT AND COMFORT
Worn, damaged or deteriorated linings can be relined with matching leather or material. Our artisan can incorporate multiple compartments, pockets and zips into new linings.
HANDLE TUBING REPAIR / REPLACEMENT
Broken tubing in handles can be repaired to fill the hollow void in handles and get them back in working order. If they are at risk of tearing, we may indicate to replace the existing handles with entirely new ones.
Straps are altered to achieve a custom length. Measurements are taken to determine the ideal length of the handles. Excess leather will then be taken away. Pricing can vary for different types of straps, e.g. patent leather or straps with leather and chain.
HANDLE / STRAP REPLACEMENT
If your handles/straps are too weak we recommend replacing them rather than repairing. A new strap or a pair of handles can be recrafted with matching leather and redyed to replicate the original. If you require a new length, just let us know the desired length.
RESIZING / RESHAPING
Resizing is finding the ideal dimensions of the bag. The seams of the bag are opened and excess leather is taken away.
Reshaping is restructuring bags by opening the lining and adding stiffeners from the inside of the bag, between the lining for excellent yield.
ZIP REPAIR / REPLACEMENT
We can fix the misalignment of the zipper when it is stuck, the teeth won’t clinch, or close (or they keep popping open). If the zip head or pull tab of the slider is broken, our artisans will source a new slider. If there is a separation from the zip teeth or fabric tear on the zip tape, we will need to replace the whole zipper completely.
Feel free to send us your ideas whether to include additional straps, loops, trimming, adding holes, handcrafting a brand new bespoke handle, swapping old handle or shorter strap for a crossbody strap to modernise it or personalisation such as adding hardware such as studs.
This is an alternative and clever way of disguising flaws which cannot be seamlessly restored such as cuts, rips or burns. Our team can repair the opening first by carefully backing it between the material and lining, and then to disguise this further adding a custom-designed patch or adding leather caps/panels.