With the right care, your CRIE bag will be a statement piece for many years. Each item is constructed with carefully selected materials and built to last. Both the wood and leather have a hand-applied finish which resists water and dirt; however, stains may still occur with exposure to elements like rain or a new pair of dark jeans.
Spot clean with a lint free cloth, very slightly dampened if needed. If the leather begins to look too dry, treat with a high quality leather conditioner. Always spot test an inconspicuous area first before applying any product. Items made with natural vegetable tanned leather will darken over time and develop a lovely patina. Wood and leather are natural products and therefore some variation in color, tone, and texture is expected and lends to the unique beauty of the piece.