Leather may have certain imperfections but this is a usual and integral characteristic of this noble and living material. Perfect leather is not perfect! Scratches, stretch marks, wrinkles or variations in colour only reinforce the natural beauty of the animal skin. The irregularities become more noticeable over time, in a few months the leather will take on a patina which will make your product unique and authentic. However, do not forget to look after and care for your product: clean it and make sure it is nourished and conditioned, important in creating a beautiful patina.
In order to look after your Noreve products, we have a number of recommendations: To make your product shine and age less quickly and make its beauty stand out. Except for a very small selection of leathers, your product might have marks, which is a sign that it is authentic leather.
How do I best take care of my product?
If possible try to avoid repetitive rubbing, which can discolour your product or damage the corners. You use your mobile all day, so the cover is also subjected to intensive use. Leather is a living material, aging accelerates over time due to skin acidity, rubbing and air temperature. Even though we try to select only the best quality hides, the leather may become marked over time. The more you take care of your product, the longer it will last and it will age better!
What should I do to look after my Noreve?
Take care in your choice of product to clean your Noreve. Avoid chemical products or household cleaning products, as they wear away the leather and affect its colour. Don not use products containing alcohol. Only use products specially made for leather, or if you do not have any, use a small amount of skin moisturiser. If you use a cream leather conditioner or any other leather cleaning product, do not apply it directly onto the leather but onto a clean cloth. Always test a leather cleaning product on a small surface before using it on your Noreve product. Tip from Noreve: let the product dry and then polish it with a soft, clean cloth.
Can I clean my Noreve product with water?
If your Noreve product gets wet, immediately wipe it and let it dry in an airy place. Direct heat dries the leather and can damage it. However, you may clean a smooth or grained leather product with a damp cloth. Leather needs a certain degree of humidity to remain supple. Only products in the Exception range need to be cleaned with a dry cloth.
What should I do to clean my Noreve?
Take care with light-coloured products as they risk getting dirtier than other colours. To clean the leather and remove stains, use a soap containing glycerine or a regenerating cleaner (you could also use pure Marseille soap [savon de Marseille]). Dip the stained part into soapy water and rub with a sponge or a soft brush. Rinse with clean water. Leave to dry for at least 24 hours. Then treat with a leather conditioner. Apply a fine layer with a soft cloth or sponge then rub to make it penetrate. Tip from Noreve: for best results gently rub the leather in small circles.
Where should I keep my leather product?
Do not keep your Noreve product in a plastic bag. They give off chemical products which can damage the leather. Use a bag made from cloth. Do not expose your Noreve product to direct sunlight, lamps or direct heat or heat from a radiator or any other similar appliance which may be a source of heat or strong light. Keep your Noreve product in a cool, dry place in the shade, away from the light, to avoid the risk of colours fading and damp.
The enemies of leather
Keep your Noreve product away from cosmetic products, creams, lacquers, food or any other product containing oils, as they tend to stain or damage leather and are difficult to remove. For light stains (mud, tea, coffee), Noreve recommends dabbing the stain with a dry cotton cloth. If the liquid penetrates the leather, dampen the edges of the stain to avoid leaving a mark. For a greasy stain (fat, oil, perspiration), we recommend covering small stains with talcum powder. Leave for at least 4 hours then vacuum or brush off. For larger stains, dab all the stained surface with a petrol based product.
The Patine range: care and maintenance
The Patine finish is the result of complex work and craftsmanship involving variations of tone, effects and shading. No two Patine finishes are identical, which means that the photographs on our website cannot be considered as being contractual. When you use your product, some of the colour might come off on to your hands: this is due to a chemical reaction between the dyes and the sebum secreted by your skin. To remove all traces of colouring simply wash your hands with soap and water. The Patine finish will change over time and with use: it may get lighter or darker, depending on the colour. Furthermore, everyday use may leave grease marks on your product. Please note that your cover remains fragile and may react to products such as inappropriate chemical solvents, acetone, alcohol and other derivatives. To keep your cover in the best condition, we recommend using a good quality universal cleaning cream, which will not only clean it but also nourish and protect it. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused, but leather is a living material which can change over time. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information and advice concerning the Patine finish range.
What you need to know
• Each range of products has its own particularities: the Exception range develops a patina over time but remains fragile and is easily marked (scratches, stains...). The Pulsion range with pale but bright colours is also fragile. The Illumination range has a coat of varnish which protects the product against wear and tear over time, but it is more fragile in hot weather. The Ambition range is very resistant and the Tentation Tropézienne range will last the longest by far.
• Be careful with light colours: white can go yellow, darker colours like black or brown can hide worn spots made by rubbing.
• To repair dents or shallow depressions simply warm the leather with a hair dryer. The leather will expand and go back to its initial shape.
• If you notice that your cover or case has difficulty closing, it is because the leather is newly stretched. This can cause problems closing the the case or cover. Over time the leather will give and it will be easier to close!
• The flap closing system with clips may become loose over time. If it becomes too loose and difficult, you can gently bend the curved end.
• For tablet covers, you can bend or tighten the sides of the cover depending on use.
Making a leather cover or case is very time consuming and demanding, similar to the work of a watchmaker. It requires precision, rigour and patience. Essential qualities to make an impeccable product. Every day. For you.