The cotton fabric has not been treated for water repellency. If the fabric becomes wet, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.
For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.
Spots of an oily nature should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder is then sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. Using a dry toothbrush, gently brush the powder away to alleviate the soil.
No creams, polishes or leather conditioning products should be used on the trim and handles. Lighter Vacchetta leather trim will darken over time and with exposure to light.