The fabric has been treated for general water repellency, however it may absorb a small amount of water should it be exposed for an extended period of time. 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.
Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.
The Florentine Vacchetta leather will characteristically darken over time, with use, and exposure to light. This leather should not be treated with creams, polishes, cleansing or conditional agents.