Care and Maintenance Instructions
At Sax Leather we use only top grade cowhides specially selected for each particular product, full chrome tanned garment leather for all our clothing, and full vegetable tanned leather for all our bondage equipment. Garment leather is tanned with natural oils & chromium salts, giving the hide a very soft silky feel. Vegetable tanned leather is tanned by using tannin from the bark of trees ( in Australia it is Wattle Bark ), this is the more traditional method used for thousands of years. All the hides we use are aniline dyed, so when you see the hide you see the grain and not a pigmeted finish, therefore you may see small marks & scratches, these are not manufacturing faults, but proof that you are holding genuine leather. Hides are a product of the environment and are not perfect.
All leather products need regular maintenance to ensure their lasting appeal and durability. Leather is a skin, amd like your own skin needs cleaning and nourishing, continual contact with moisture (rain, sweat and urine etc.) can cuase stiffening. In the case of sweat and urine the article should be wiped down immediately after use with warm soapy water (Lux flakes or baby shampoo) and a liberal coating of leather dressing (GE WY or DUBBIN etc.) should be applied. Leather should never be dried in front of a direct heat source as this also causes a stiffening of the hide, wet articles should be placed on hangers, dried at room temperature and leather dressed.
Wax can be removed by placing blotting paper on the leather and applying a cool/moderate iron. Keep applying the iron on clean blotting paper to the wax spot until the paper is no longer absorbing the wax.
Oils and oil based lubricants can be difficult to remove. A grease dissolving washing powder in a few table spoons of water rubbed slowly onto the spots can help their removal. As soon as the stain is removed apply leather dressing.
Scuff marks can be disguised by applying a shoe renovating polish or marker pen.
Always test the leather dressing before use on an area such as an inside seam or cuff.
All buckles, rivets, studs, snaps, rings etc., are nickel plated mild steel with the exception of chain which is chrome plated mild steel. If the fittings are not cleaned regularly or cleaned after contact with moisture, rusting will occur. Rusting can be removed with chrome cleaner available from your local car accessory store.
S(A)X Leather Sizing Chart
Sax Leather does not make garments to measure, but it is important for achieving a good fit when ordering to give as many measurments as possible eg chest, inside leg, collar size etc.
Certain bras and ladies tops are available in cup sizes B, C, D, & DD, please enquire when ordering.