Characteristics of Pueblo leather
Pueblo leather is made by Badalassi Carlo, a tannery located in Tuscany, Italy.
The manufacturing method is unique; it is made using the vachetta method using the raw hides of cows that are over 2 years old. The finishing process is a very unique leather with a rough and fluffy surface.
When unused, it looks whitish due to the fluff. In terms of texture, it feels like Japanese paper and is completely matte. At first, there is almost no luster, but as you use it, the fluffy fibers on the surface will fade and the luster will increase at once, and the color will deepen in a short period of time.
Pueblo Camel's progress after 3 months
As you use it, the color will gradually become darker. What's more, the moist texture that sticks to it is also a very interesting aspect.
Pueblo Petrorio's progress after 6 months
As mentioned above, due to the large amount of oil that Pueblo originally contains, it will age beautifully just by using it normally.
If you apply cream etc. poorly, the fluff that is characteristic of Pueblo will fade and cause it to lose its matte feel prematurely.
When and how to take care of your pueblo
Basically, Pueblo does not require any maintenance, but please take care of it in times like these.
2. If the product becomes damp due to sweat or rain
In both cases, humidity is a problem.
If you leave Pueblo in a humid state, the following problems may occur, so please be careful.
・Leather dye stains on banknotes and clothes
We recommend the following two methods for maintenance.
The best order is 1 → 2, and it is best to do both.
Brushing is effective in removing dust from leather and dirt clogged in the leather's pores. There are a variety of brushes available, but we recommend horsehair, which has the right amount of hardness and delicateness. It is easy to obtain as it is reasonably priced.
It's a pain, but if you maintain it with oil or cream before brushing to remove the dirt, it may cause the dirt to stick, so you want to do it carefully without getting bothered.
*In the case of Pueblo, maintenance with oil or cream is not required.
You can also purchase brushes on Amazon .
Apply a dry, soft cloth to the silver side (leather surface) and wipe away any moisture.
Although it is not visible to the naked eye, moisture such as sweat and rain adheres to the leather, so you can imagine using a cloth to absorb it.
It is best to imagine stroking or pressing rather than scrubbing.
What you need to be careful about is the fiber material. Choose fabrics made from 100% cotton rather than synthetic fibers. Chemical fibers can damage the leather, so be careful.
You can buy it anywhere, but you can also buy it from Muji, Amazon , etc.
Pueblo is a leather that grows with its owner.
I hope you enjoy growing it.
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