Collection: Product Care

Product Care


At Arlington Milne, we are committed to providing our customers with high-quality products crafted from only the finest materials. Our leathers are carefully selected for their quality and unique characteristics. As a natural material, leather is designed to age and its appearance will change over time. Therefore, small imperfections and variations are not considered faults, but rather a distinctive feature of a natural product.

The process of producing leather involves treating raw hides with tanning agents to create a stable and durable material. To enhance the leather’s colour and wear resistance, tanneries often apply complex coatings. Proper leather care involves maintaining these coatings for as long as possible. Dirt, dust, body oils and food stains can breakdown the coatings over time and affect the appearance and condition of your leather item.

Leather is a natural material and as such, variations in colour and texture are to be expected. At Arlington Milne, we use leather with a soft hand feel, which means it may soften and stretch over time. Therefore, extra care should be taken with our bags. Light-coloured leather is more prone to absorbing other dyes and colours it comes contact with, so care should be taken when wearing items like denim with a light-coloured bag.

To protect your leather item, always apply a good protector before use and regularly thereafter. While protectors can help prevent light-coloured leathers from absorbing dye such as denim, it is not a guarantee against colour transfer, so please always be cautious when wearing light-coloured bags with dark denim. Keep leather away from direct sunlight and store in a cool, dry place in the provided Arlington Milne dust bag. Never store your leather bag in plastic.
While most leather can be cleaned, it is crucial to find the right cleaner for your specific item, and we recommend always using premium products. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need further guidance. Always remember to test any product on a small, inconspicuous area of your bag first and protect the bag again after cleaning.

To ensure your leather item lasts a long time, avoid overfilling your Arlington Milne bag. The fittings and leather are designed to withstand a specific weight and cannot support heavy objects or overfilling.

At Arlington Milne, we take pride in the quality of our products, but we cannot be held responsible or liable for items that are mishandled or not cared for properly.



Our premium suede is one of our most popular materials, but it should be remembered that suede requires special care to maintain its appearance and extend their lifespan. We recommend using a premium protective spray to help repel water and stains. Always test a small, inconspicuous area of your bag prior to treating the entire bag.

Suede is a delicate material that can be easily marked or stained, so it is important to avoid exposure to water, oil, and other liquids. If you bag gets wet, gently blot with a clean, dry cloth and let it air dry away from direct heat.
Regular brushing is also important for keeping suede looking its best. Use a soft-bristled brush to gently remove any dirt or debris from the surface of the bag. It is best to brush in the direction of the nap, or the natural direction of the fibres, to avoid damaging the suede.

In the event of a stain, it’s best to address it as soon as possible. Use a suede eraser, or a clean, dry cloth to gently run the stain, taking care not to rub too hard or damage the nap. For stubborn stains, a suede specific cleaner can be used, but always remember to test a small, inconspicuous area first.

Always store you bag in the Arlington Milne dust bag provided. Avoid storing in direct sunlight or high humidity, as this can cause the suede to fade or discolour over time.



To properly care for your cashmere knit, we recommend following these care instructions. Firstly, hand washing is recommended. When washing, use cool water and a mild detergent. Avoid using hot water, which can cause the garment to shrink.

Additionally, it is important not to bleach the knit. Bleaching can cause damage to the yarn, leading to holes or discolouration. It is also crucial not to wring the knit when wet. Squeezing or twisting the knit can cause it to stretch, lose its shape or even tear. After washing, reshape the knit while it is still damp and lay it flat to dry. This will prevent any stretching or misshaping of the knit. Do not hang the knit to dry, as this can cause it to stretch and lose its shape.

Lastly, the knit may also be dry cleaned if preferred. When dry cleaning, make sure to use a reputable cleaner who is familiar with cashmere, and cashmere blends. Following these care instructions will help to ensure the longevity and quality of your knit.