When is leather more than just leather? When it carries you away to another time and place. Dakar is timeless and sturdy buffalo leather. It gives a warm and natural touch to any space. Just sit back and sink into its supple softness. But don’t let the smooth feeling fool you: Dakar’s classic elegance is coupled with enduring strength.
Our Dakar leather is chromium-tanned. After it is treated with chromium salts, it becomes soft and pliable. It is produced without the use of AZO colours. The leather has a light pull-up effect, which means it’s supple and flexible, and over time, will develop its own character and colour distribution. Your Dakar product will be uniquely yours.
Use and care
- Try to keep your product away from direct sunlight or heaters, because the leather might dry out, become brittle, or crack easier.
- Protect the leather from surfaces or items that are abrasive, sharp, wet or rough.
- To keep your product in top shape, apply a neutral leather conditioner every 6-12 months. Read the instructions supplied, as these vary per conditioner.
- Gently remove dust particles with a soft, dry, cotton cloth.
- If you spill water-soluble liquids (coffee, tea, milk, etc.) on the leather, dab them immediately with a soft, clean, white, cotton cloth or absorbent paper. Next, rub the stain gently from the outside towards the centre, using a soft, clean, white, cotton cloth dampened with lukewarm water. Leave the surface to dry.
- If you spill greasy substances (oil, chocolate, ketchup etc.), dab them carefully with absorbent paper to prevent them from penetrating the pores of the leather. Then, use lather or soapsuds of a neutral and natural soap, mixed with cool water. With a clean, soft, cloth apply only the lather (not the water) on the leather and rub gently in a circular motion. Wipe dry with a dry, soft, clean, cotton cloth. Do not soak the leather.
- Do not use chemical soaps or other agents. They can remove the leather’s natural oils, which preserve the material, so it might dry out easier and crack.
- Do not use regular soaps or detergents to clean the leather. Only use special leather-cleaning detergents, and test on a small, less visible area to ensure that the colour isn’t affected.