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Protecting and Restoring Leather Products: 1 Product to Never Use

Updated: Jul 1, 2023

Living in the humid climate of Singapore poses unique challenges for us leather bag, shoes, and sofa owners. The high humidity can accelerate the development of mould and create a particular sticky situation if you own patent leather bags. It is no surprise then, that many of us rely on dehumidifiers like thirsty hippo when storing our bags to combat these issues.

However, before you pick up a dehumidifier on your next supermarket run, read this post and proceed with caution!

While using dehumidifiers may seem like a good idea initially, it's crucial to consider the long-term effects. Over time, the contents of these packs will turn into liquid, which can leak even with the slightest tilt. Unfortunately, a key ingredient in many of these dehumidifiers is calcium chloride which is highly corrosive and cause shrinkage and deformity if it ever gets in contact with your leather goods!

The damage caused by these corrosive chemicals can range from mild deformity and dark, irremovable stains to permanent shrinkage and hardening. It's disheartening to witness the irreversible spoiling of our precious leather products due to such accidents. We've seen our fair share of accidents, spills, and leakages to prized Chanel's, Burberry's and LV's and witnessed their owners regret and anger at such mishaps.

Disfigured bag due to dehumidifier spill. Honest Crafters Singapore, luxury bag repairs and restoration.

At Honest Crafters, we understand the value and sentiment attached to your leather items. Our skilled artisans have successfully rescued and restored numerous leather goods, including renowned brands like Hermes and Chanel. These bags were severely deformed and in need of expert restoration to regain their original beauty and shape.

Disfigured bag due to dehumidifier spill. Honest Crafters Singapore, luxury bag repairs and restoration.

Our restoration process involves meticulous craftsmanship, where we carefully assess the damage and implement tailored solutions to restore your leather products. From reshaping and restructuring to color restoration and stain removal, our artisans work diligently to bring your items back to life.

When it comes to protecting your leather products, it's essential to choose the right methods and tools. Opting for professional services like Honest Crafters ensures that your beloved leather items receive the care they deserve. With our expertise and attention to detail, we can help you overcome the challenges posed by Singapore's humidity and restore your leather goods to their former glory.

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