HugMe Fashion – FAQs

HugMe Fashion – FAQs


1)     How should leather jackets fit you?

While it is true that leather jackets have particular adaptability that allows them to fit snugly on not only their own sizes but also on similar sizes. However, the true value of purchasing a leather jacket is that it provides a superior fit. So, why would you buy a jacket that does not exactly suit you? Furthermore, if you buy a size that is not exactly right for you, you will feel and see it when you wear it. The spots to pay attention to while checking for the fit, are the shoulders, armholes, sleeves and length of the sleeves.


2)     How can you tell the authenticity of the leather?

The smell: Leather has its own distinct aroma. This fragrance is unique to genuine leather and cannot be added to imitation leather.

Examine for Pores and Other Irregularities: Genuine leather has its unique imperfections since it is derived from an animal rather than produced in a machine. Of course, they are not consistent between publications, so we can't tell you exactly what to search for. However, one feature that may identify imitation leather is its pores. Genuine leather will have uneven pores, whilst imitation leather would have completely uniform ones.


Heat resistance: Genuine leather does not catch fire. It smells like charred hair. Synthetic leather, on the other hand, is flammable.


Water: Genuine leather absorbs water if it comes into contact with it. It will just puddle over it if it is a forgery.


Price: The cost of genuine leather is never inexpensive. As a result, you can judge based on the price demanded by the vendor.


Given the amount of frauds, identifying scams in leather jackets is not difficult. As a result, before purchasing a jacket, you should be able to tell the difference between real leather and fake leather. To be sure, follow the instructions provided.


3)     How are tanneries regulated in terms of environmental stewardship?

Tanneries are audited by third parties and customers to ensure compliance with all environmental requirements as well as international legislation. Most tanneries are extremely upfront about their compliance data and freely share it with their customers.


4)     How Can We Tell whether a Tannery is Environmentally Friendly?

Several third-party initiatives give insight into whether a tannery is in conformity with government and third-party requirements. The Leather Working Group (LWG) and the Institute of Quality Certification for the Leather Sector (I.CE.C) are two third-party governance initiatives that operate in Italy.


5)     Where should you keep your leather bag?

Excessive heat, sunshine, or dampness may all harm leather. Ideally, you should store your bag in a cloth dust bag and in a cold, dry, dark area. Allow plenty of room around the bag and wrap buckles and zippers to keep them from marking it. To keep the form of the bag, you may choose to fill it with acid-free paper. Never put anything on top of a leather bag or keep it in plastic.


6)     How to clean a Leather bag?

Empty your bag and remove any loose debris with a soft brush, lint roller, or vacuum cleaner brush attachment. Wipe the bag carefully with a soft cloth after using a professional leather cleaner or a little amount of warm soapy water. If you're using soapy water, make sure to towel dry the bag right afterwards. Never soak leather in water and never use chemical cleaners on it. Leather will dry out over time depending on the conditions to which it is exposed, and its fibres will become brittle and split. To avoid this, replenish the leather's oils after washing. Apply a conditioner that is an emulsion of natural oils and waxes that is easily absorbed into the leather. The use of beeswax will aid in the waterproofing of the leather.


7)     Is it possible for leather bags to become wet?

It is best not to get a leather bag wet. A decent quality leather bag will not be damaged by a rain shower, but you should never allow your bag to become wet. If your bag becomes really wet, fill it with a paper towel rather than newspaper since the ink may stain the lining, and replace it as it becomes soaked. Dry the bag in warm temperatures, but avoid using excessive heat, such as a hairdryer or tumble dryer. When the bag is dry, use a conditioner to restore the oils that have been rinsed away.


8)     Can you wash leather bags in the washing machine?

People on the internet will tell you that they washed their leather bags in the washing machine and that the bags came out great. As a result, the response must be yes. In response to the query, ‘Should a leather bag be washed in a washing machine?' The answer is emphatically no. Saturating leather causes long-term deterioration and drastically reduces the item's lifespan. If properly cared for, your leather bag should last a lifetime without ever needing to be dipped in water. If you pour bright yellow curry all over your luggage, you may believe you have no choice, but it is a last resort, and your bag will never be the same again.


9)     Is it possible to iron a leather bag?

It is possible to iron a leather bag, although it is not recommended. With the application of conditioner, a wrinkle or indentation will fade with time, but if you truly can't wait, proceed with utmost caution. Use the lowest setting on your iron, cover the leather with brown paper or a 100 percent cotton towel, and iron swiftly and softly. After that, condition the leather to restore the oils that have been lost.


10)  Is it possible to colour a leather bag?

There are a variety of commercial dyes available that allow you to dye a leather bag yourself, or you can send it to a leather professional who can colour it for you.


11)  Is it possible to reshape leather bags?

We all have at least one leather handbag that we like and treat as if it were our baby. But don't worry, you can quickly bend and reconstruct a handbag to make it seem as good as new!


12)  How long can a leather bag be expected to last?

The answer to this issue is determined by the quality of the leather, the other materials, and the structure. A bag made of ‘bonded leather' or ‘genuine leather,' which is the lowest grade leather, and manufactured with inexpensive fittings, would most likely survive just a few years, depending on how you maintain it. If you take care of it, a bag made of excellent quality full-grain leather with solid brass fittings and powerful zips will last you a lifetime.


13)  Are there any prohibited or hazardous ingredients in any of your products?

There are no banned or restricted chemicals in any of the items, nor are there any products that might possibly harm the environment. For more extensive information, please see our technical data sheets (included in our products area).


14)  Is there anything special about leather that I should be aware of?

Leather is a natural substance derived from the skin of an animal, and it is vital to remember this while working with leather. This naturalness lends leather its beauty and distinct personality, distinguishing it from synthetic substitutes. As a result, leather will fade (to varying degrees depending on the leather range/type) and age over time. If you have any doubts about the appropriateness, please contact our sales staff or learn more about the inherent properties of leather.


15)  What can I do about the wrinkles in my leather?

Most of the contemporary leathers we sell will increase themselves if you lay them flat and put some pressure/weight on them. Most finishes may also be ironed with a standard home iron set on low heat (note always test first on an inconspicuous area). Please contact us for further information on how to use wax and/or oil-based products.


16)  What is the best way to clean and care for my leather?

Leather is a very simple material to clean and care for. Specific information may be found in the particular range of care manuals. Always consult a stain industry specialist for long-lasting and difficult-to-remove stains.


17)  I heard that leather has to be 'nourished,' is this true?

Leather is the second oldest business known to man, with the first tanning technique including the use of vegetable extracts to create leather for warriors' equipment (e.g. belts and saddles etc). If fed, this sort of leather will generally last longer and remain more supple. Modern leather, on the other hand, usually employs metal salts as a tanning component, and the lubricants used in the manufacturing process are far more complex and refined than previous goods and do not require feeding or saddle soap of any kind.


18)  Are cows raised to produce leather?

No, leather is a by-product of meat processing and is thus a natural method of recycling an otherwise waste product. In comparison to the flesh from an ordinary cow, the worth of a hide is little less than 5% of the usual price, which would not even cover the ear tag, much alone a lifetime of care, medical costs, and food.


19)  Do you produce leather for shoes or clothing?

Yes, we do! You can find the best collection of all leather products on our website!


20)  Is it hot in the summer and freezing in the winter to wear leather?

No! Because leather is a natural product rather than a man-made cloth, it will breathe. The temperature of the body will be adjusted by the leather.


21)  What is the distinction between semi-aniline dyed and completely aniline-dyed leather?

HugMe works with semi-aniline coloured leathers. Because they have a small film of polyurethane protection sprayed on the surface of the leather, these leathers are by far the most adaptable. The aniline solution is used to colour the raw leather itself. The term "semi" refers to both colour and protection, whereas "totally" refers to leathers with no protection and simply colour.


22)  Why does leather appear to vary in colour, tint, tone, and surface appearance, even on the same piece?

Remember that leather is a natural product. The leather will react in much the same manner as human skin does. The colour will adhere to the leather differently in different regions of the hide. One leather couch requires three hides. Depending on how the leather is treated, the surface will appear different. Some leathers are designed to appear "distressed," while others are designed to appear "cloudy," and so on. These qualities are regarded as "normal" and within manufacturing specifications.


23)  Why are certain leathers so gleaming?

The amount of polyurethane sprayed on the surface determines the shine. The more gleaming, the more polyurethane, and therefore the greater the protection.


24)  What if the leather has surface cracks or blemishes?

Scars, wrinkles, and veining are all-natural characteristics of leather. This is one of the "natural features" of real leather. The higher the surface quality, the fewer features will be visible. Because we utilise medium to high-grade leather in all of our lines, our leathers will have some of these qualities.


25)  Will pets harm the leather's surface?

It is extremely improbable because we only utilise leathers with a protective treatment on the surface of the leather. The surface would be easier to harm if we didn't have a polyurethane finish on it.


26)  Is there a difference in the quality of leather?

Yes. The origin of the leather is the major deciding element in the quality of the leather. Hides from the southern hemisphere (hotter temperature) are significantly more plentiful and, as a result, have more flaws and faults that must be aesthetically changed or corrected. They are less pliable and stretchy. Due to the environment in which these animals dwell, hides from the northern hemisphere (colder climate) are less numerous and generally of superior quality.


27)  How to take care of your leather accessory?

To reduce scratching, avoid rubbing your item against rough or sharp surfaces as a general rule. If your product becomes wet, quickly remove any remaining water with a paper towel, pat it loosely with paper, and allow it to dry naturally. To clean any markings on your TDE product, we recommend using a natural solvent such as eucalyptus oil. Please keep in mind that various leathers will wear differently and that their look may alter over time.


28)  What is the best sort of leather?

The leather is full-grain. Full-grain leather is by far the finest in terms of quality among genuine leathers. Full-grain leather, unlike the other grains, has not been separated from the top grain or divided layers, making it the strongest and most reliable form of leather.


29)  Is leather 100% authentic?

To put it another way, far more clear equivalents for the term "Genuine Leather" would be "True Leather," "Real Leather," or "100% Leather." In summary, authenticity merely indicates that something is made of leather, not that it is of excellent quality.


30)  What type of leather is the smoothest?

Lambskin is the softest form of leather available since it originates from an animal that has not yet matured fully, unlike other sources of hide. It has an extraordinarily smooth, velvet-like feel due to its delicate, airy layered structure.