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.