A client recently made contact with me asking how to care for her gloves!
Here is the definitive answer
Step 1, buy some baby wipes or gentle hand wipes, the more expensive the better. Put some tissue inside the glove under the marks and very gently use the wipe to melt away the dirt or mark! Don’t rub….. Its magic, I know this works as I have used this on white leather shoes.
More difficult way.
Step 2, If the dirt is very stubborn. Get two buckets with warm water and spread out a small white towel on a table. Buy some very gentle hand wash. I have a lovely cashmere wash. Put some into bucket.
1. Immerse the gloves and gently swish around don’t rub too hard on any mark. Leave to soak a little. Then when the dirt has gone, shake off the soapy water and transfer to the clean bucket of water to rinse.
Again DO NOT SQUEEZE. Then remove and put onto the towel, dab at the excess water and leave to dry flat and away from direct heat.
The gloves will have lost some natural oils. Buy some clear leather conditioner, either for shoes or furniture and ideally put the gloves on and gently massage in the conditioner. Hey Presto.. clean gloves!
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