How do you clean suede?

The maintenance of suede

Suede is often used for Goosecraft jackets. This type of leather is soft, supple and feels natural while wearing. Suede is made from the inside of the animal skin. This means that suede leather is more vulnerable. Good care is necessary, espacially with suede jackets. It is wise to spray your new suede leather jacket or new suede shoes with a leather spray, preferably even before wearing. This protects your new favorite suede leather jacket or garment against stains, water rings and discoloration. For protection you can use the leather spray from Goosecraft. We advise you to follow the maintenance instructions below so that you can enjoy your suede garment, coat or shoe for a long time.

Tips for maintaining suede

  • Suede is a vulnerable type of leather. Therefore do not rub too hard. This can damage the leather.
  • Use a (suede) eraser to remove small stains from a suede jacket or suede shoe.
  • Stains can be removed with boiling water. Bring water to a boil and keep the stain above the steam coming off the water. Make sure the suede is not too wet and keep the stain above the steam for no longer than 30 seconds. Brush gently with a suede brush. Allow the item to dry at room temperature.
  • Never put suede clothing near a heater, fireplace or to dry in the sun.
  • Do not place your suede item in a plastic bag, the leather can not 'breathe' through the plastic. A fabric bag or shoe box are more suitable for storage.
  • Do not store suede items in humid places.
  • For the long-term and the best result, have a suede item cleaned by a good leather cleaning specialist.