Our handbags are crafted with high quality leather and raffia. Avoid contact with water and other liquids. If the raffia does get wet, allow it to dry naturally in a well-ventilated area and out of direct sunlight. In case of marks, use a soft brush to remove any dirt from the bag and use circular motions. For stains, use a soft damp cloth and rub gently to avoid the stain spreading. Over time raffia strands may come loose, causing strands to poke out. Simply use a pair of scissors to carefully snip off the flyaway strands. As for the leather, small creases may develop with use and colour may change slightly, adding to their charm. When necessary, we recommend using a professional cleaning service or alternatively the leather should be cleaned with a soft dampened light-coloured cloth and afterwards dried with a clean, soft cloth or a soft dry brush on the raffia parts. To avoid colour migration, limit contact with other leathers or highly pigmented coloured clothing. Do not place your bag close to a heat source, exposure to direct sunlight, water or damp and store in the DeMellier dust bag.