Python and snake are examples of exotic leather used by Aspinal.
Aspinal fully supports CITES and only makes products from sustainable sources. The skins are imported into the EU accompanied by an export certificate issued by the government of the country of origin.
We strive to use only the finest quality exotic skins from all over the world, as well as premium dyes and treatments. Over time, some exotic skins may crease or the scales may lift slightly. These are all natural features of these luxurious skins. It is important to stroke the scales in the direction in which they naturally fall to avoid them being broken or damaged.
Colour irregularities are unique to every product, but sometimes colour may transfer onto upholstery or clothing.
Metallic finishes on exotic skins are delicate, and may wear a little when worn or in wet conditions.
Generally more fragile than leather, these skins should be treated with special care. It is important to keep the skin dry, but in the event that it does get wet, the liquid should be quickly dabbed at with a clean cloth until the liquid has been absorbed.
Be careful not to expose exotic skins to direct heat or sunlight for long, which may cause uneven fading to occur. Avoid putting your exotic product on rough or sharp surfaces, as exotic skins can scratch easily. Exotic skins may dry out faster than leather, we therefore advise you to apply a leather conditioner made specifically for exotic skins.
Never scrub exotic skins, or skins with metallic finishes with a brush that has hard or stiff bristles, as this may damage the surface.
When the bag is not being used, we advise you to store it in the dust bag provided by Aspinal of London. This will help to preserve your item and ensure that it is well protected.