Leather Care

As an organic material, our leather benefits from ongoing care so we include a complimentary pot of wax oil with your leather accessory to keep it supple. We recommend a small dab applied directly to the leather while it is being worn. Only apply the wax oil when the leather is completely dry and then allow a few hours for it to fully dry, before re-exposing it to water or other elements.

Our accessories prefer to be worn and we have specifically chosen materials that improve with wear and usage. They are designed to be part of your life and accompany you through all of life’s adventures - in all conditions, without you worrying about them.

Caring for your English Bridle Leather

Specifically designed to improve with time and use, our hand-cut English Bridle leather really benefits from constant exposure to the elements, whether in the shower or outdoors. An elegant but durable leather that reduces disposability and waste, as is the aim of all Atlas leathers.

If your English Bridle leather piece is removed often, ensure it does not dry out by waxing it more regularly. If by chance it has dried out, there will be a change in the look and texture of the leather, and it will feel rougher. To remedy this, place the item in warm water for 15-20 minutes, let it dry completely for several hours then soak it by coating it with wax oil and rubbing the oil in.

This stiffer leather can feel a bit rougher to very sensitive skin. If the leather does not respond to this final attempt, you may send it back to us and we will either remedy or replace it for you.

Caring for your African Kudu Leather

Kudu is a wonderfully supple and durable leather with elasticity. We make each Kudu leather piece to fit very snuggly to start with — you should barely be able to get it on and might need a hand, and don’t be afraid to squeeze it on. Within 30 to 60 minutes of initially putting it on, the leather will give and mould to fit.

If it is impossible to put your Kudu piece on, rub in some wax oil and warm up the leather. You will only need a very tiny bit of oil to loosen it, so initially, it is best to squeeze your jewellery piece on and let it mould to you first.

Depending on the weight of the stone and other factors, the Kudu may require additional tailoring, which we will happily undertake.

Caring for your American Bison Leather

Bison leather has larger fibres compared to other leathers. With initial use, you might see a few loose fibres here and there. You can simply trim these with small scissors and then rub in some of your complimentary wax oil.

Caring for your Australian Kangaroo Leather

Kangaroo leather requires the least attention of all our leathers. A thin, hand-cut and trimmed lace with a high tensile strength, it endures all the elements with a resilience unlike any other leathers. Sleek and uncompromising, this leather is soft to the touch and very light weight.

When Your Leather Needs a Detox

Every once in a while, the leather can react to a particular ingredient (typically chemical) in a shower gel, shampoo or other product. The fibres in the leather get coated and are not able to breathe properly. This then allows a damp mould to build up slowly as the leather never fully dries, often imperceptibly.

Please follow the steps below to fully clean and restore the leather:


 Wash it thoroughly with a vegan shower gel - it can work with other products, but you may end up running the same risk again. Leave it to dry separately (not on the wrist) for a minimum of 6 hrs until it is completely dry (maximum of 12 hours) depending on the environmental conditions.


Wax it with a larger than normal amount of wax, get it well coated, and leave it to dry separately for 24 hrs (not on the wrist).


Wipe off any excess and you can also polish it with a cotton cloth as well for best results - like you would a shoe.

Special tips for summer care in salt water:

Wash the salt water off when you shower - using a non-chemical or perfumed gel or vegan shampoo. Then when it is dry, rub in some wax oil. Follow this golden rule: always use less and rub it in more. Every few days should be fine but trust your gut instinct, if you think you need to do it more frequently. If you do do it more frequently, then just use even less and thoroughly rub it in

Follow the above steps once a week until the smell is gone. Usually, it requires you to do this twice, but it could take a few more times depending on its current condition. Once you have removed the smell, you can go back to using the same products as the leather, like skin, will acclimatise after some care and typically won’t react the same way again.

Let us know if you have any questions by email at info@atlasaccessories.com