How to Clean a Leather Jacket: Eco-Friendly Tips for Long-Lasting Wear

by Stevie Smith May 19, 2023 2 min read

How to Clean a Leather Jacket: Eco-Friendly Tips for Long-Lasting Wear

A leather jacket is a timeless piece that can elevate any outfit, but it requires proper care and maintenance to keep it looking its best. Regular cleaning is essential to remove dirt, sweat, and other debris that can accumulate on the surface and cause damage over time. 

In this article, we will discuss eco-friendly cleaning tips, the potential for damage if cleaned incorrectly, and the best leather cleaning solutions from at home care to leather jacket dry cleaning.

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips

Leather Jackets

When it comes to cleaning a leather jacket, eco-friendly options are the way to go. Traditional cleaning products can be harmful to the environment and your health, and they can also damage the leather.

For simple maintenance and debris removal, opt for natural cleaning solutions such as:

  • vinegar and water
  • baking soda
  • lemon juice

To clean your leather jacket, start by wiping it down with a soft, damp cloth to remove any surface dirt or debris. 

Next, mix a solution of equal parts vinegar and water and apply it to a clean cloth. Gently rub the cloth over the surface of the jacket, being careful not to saturate the leather.

For tougher stains, mix a paste of baking soda and water and apply it to the stain. Allow the paste to sit for a few minutes, then wipe it away with a damp cloth. 

For grease stains, try applying a small amount of cornstarch to the area and letting it sit for a few hours before wiping it away for fresh, clean apparel.

While these options are great for cleaning small stain and preventing build up over time, they can still be taxing on water usage, and potentially damaging to your jacket. For deep cleaning and regular maintenance contact a fabricare cleaner that is equipped to handle leather products.

Potential for Damage

Leather Bag On Ground

While cleaning your leather jacket at home is a cost-effective and convenient option, there are potential dangers to be aware of. Using the wrong cleaning solution or applying too much force while scrubbing can damage the leather and weaken the fibers. 

Additionally, improper drying can lead to cracking and discoloration. Because there is such high potential for damage, we recommend contacting a fabricare cleaner that is experienced in cleaning leather products.

eClean Advanced Fabricare

For the best results, consider using eClean Advanced Fabricare's CO2 dry cleaning solution. This eco-friendly option is effective in removing even the toughest stains and odors, and it won't damage the leather of your jacket. Additionally, our green CO2 dry cleaning process uses no water, which means there's no risk of discoloration or damage from improper drying.

When it comes to leather jacket cleaning, it's important to choose the right apparel care cleaners. Look for products that are specifically designed for leather and are free from harsh chemicals. These cleaners will help nourish and protect the leather, keeping it soft and supple for years to come.

Final Thoughts

Cleaning your leather jacket is an essential part of proper maintenance. Whether you choose to clean at home using eco-friendly solutions or opt for eClean Advanced Fabricare's CO2 leather jacket dry cleaning, regular care will help extend the life of your jacket. 

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