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Product care

Each material used in Alessio Ravaioli products has been carefully selected by our team. Please handle with care for longer product life.

Irregularities and variations in shades are due to the fact that leather is a natural material and are intended as an added value of uniqueness and authenticity.

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To mantein the original condition, we recommend you to avoid direct and over-exposure to light and to avoid contact with cosmetics,water or heat. If your items is composed of suede or nubuck leather, friction may slightly alter the color, to clean it you can use a special eraser.
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Do not carry heavy products that may affect the shape of the bag.

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Clean using a soft, dry cloth.

To keep the products intact, in case of prolonged non-use:

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Fill the bag with tissue paper to maintain its shape and absorb moisture – store it in the appropriate flannel case
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The panels must be carefully stored so that they do not take on abnormal folds, it is advisable to store them flat.

Leather care

Alessio Ravaioli bags are made in Italy using only the finest materials. We have chosen not to use exotic leathers (CITES) but we only work with what is waste from the food industry. The aesthetic effects that replicate exotic leathers (crocodile, alligator, python, lizard) are obtained through printing techniques. Each leather is unique: color differences or vein marks may appear and are natural characteristics. This increases the appeal of this luxury leather item.

At Alessio Ravaioli we use various types of leather depending on the model of the bag: its care is therefore slightly different for each item. We list below the main materials and their characteristics.

SMOOTH CALFSKIN

Calfskin, being a material of naturally smooth grain surface, can be easily exposed to marks and scratches. It is necessary to pay extra care during the wearing and the storage. In case your bag get scratched, massage her with a dry cloth doing circular moves, in order to contain the damage. If the scratch had ruined leather’s protective finish, and so your bag had lost color in that area, you can fix it with a polish of the same bag’s colour: before moving forward with this procedure, we highly recommend you to reach us out on customer@alessioravaioli.com , or see a leather specialist.

If your bag only had marked and not scratched, you can delicately try to remove the stain with an eraser or a mild, delicate make up remover.

Consider that the care process of your bag can change according to the colour you chose. Dark colours are less delicate then bright, clear colours.

Even if our smooth calfskin is processed with a finish that makes her waterproof, always be sure to keep your bag away from liquids and materials that could damage or stain her skin.

Remember: our leather is processed respecting its natural features: slight colour dyschromia or venatures marks are a value of the material we use.

SANDED CALFSKIN

Sanded calfskin is renown to have an extremely soft touch. It is less delicate then smooth calfskin – it is less subjected to be marked and scratched, thanks to its particular bicolor pattern and its tenderness. Being really soft, pay attention to not loading your bag too much, not to deform her structure. Even if our sanded calfskin is processed with a finish that makes her waterproof, always be sure to keep your bag away from liquids and materials that could damage or stain her skin.

Our leather is processed respecting its natural features: slight colour/ pattern dyschromia or venatures marks are a value of the material we use.

Warnings: returns will not be accepted due to chromatic discrepancies on bags made with this type of leather, as the chromatic variety is a natural characteristic of this material, and is not to be considered a defect.

SUEDE

Suede leather it’s practical because its particular appearance prevents the formation of marks and protects the bag from scratches. To be sure that your bag always has a clean and tidy look, take care of her with a brush of super smooth bristles, following the direction of the hair.

Being really soft, pay attention to not loading your bag too much, not to deform her structure.

Always be sure to keep your bag away from liquids and materials that could damage or stain her skin.

Our leather is processed respecting its natural features: slight colour/ pattern dyschromia or venatures marks are a value of the material we use.

HAMMERED CALFSKIN

Hammered calfskin is distinguished for being really smooth and durable, and for letting the colours be intense and luminous.

Being really soft, pay attention to not loading your bag too much, not to deform her structure.

In case your bag get scratched, massage her with a dry cloth doing circular moves, in order to contain the damage. If the scratch had ruined leather’s protective finish, and so your bag had lost color in that area, you can fix it with a polish of the same bag’s colour: before moving forward with this procedure, we highly recommend you to reach us out on customer@alessioravaioli.com or see a leather specialist. If your bag only had marked and not scratched, you can delicately try to remove the stain with an eraser or a mild, delicate make up remover.

Be especially careful if you buy a grained calfskin bag in lighter colors, which are more likely to be marked when in contact with plastics or dark-colored leathers.

The hammered calfskin is treated with a waterproofing finish, but always take care to keep it away from liquids and materials that can stain or damage the leather.

Our leather is processed respecting its natural features: slight colour/ pattern dyschromia or venatures marks are a value of the material we use.

LAMINATED CALFSKIN

Laminated calfskin is conformed by a first layer of skin topped by a particular metallic lamina, which gives the leather its bright, tinny colour. The lamina, to let the under layer be smooth and to let it show its features, has to be really subtle.

Pay extra care to protect your bag from bag from scratches. Be especially careful if you buy a laminated calfskin bag: it has a higher chance of getting scarred when placed in contact with plastics or dark-colored leathers. If your bag only had marked and not scratched, you can delicately try to remove the stain with an eraser or a mild, delicate make up remover.

The laminated calfskin is treated with a waterproofing finish, but always take care to keep it away from liquids and materials that can stain or damage the leather.

Our leather is processed respecting its natural features: slight colour/ pattern dyschromia or venatures marks are a value of the material we use.

Warnings

Alessio Ravaioli products are made exclusively as a handmade fashion product and not made for any other use or purpose whatsoever. Our bags are born as functional design products for everyday life but are unsuitable to be loaded with a heavy weight compared to their function. Alessio Ravaioli is not responsible for defects and / or damage caused by: normal wear and tear, including, without limitation, wear of the leather and / or lining and / or small parts, rough handling, including, without limitation, defects and / or damage caused from dropping, bending, dragging, rubbing, misuse of the product, including, without limitation, use contrary to the (cleaning) instructions provided here on the website or in the product brochure.

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