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Caring for Leather Upholstery

Posted on January 01, 2016 by Anita Jackel-Deggan | 0 comments

At Indian Summer Leather, we understand that you care about maintaining your leather goods. You invested time and energy into choosing just the right piece to compliment your home. Perhaps your leather upholstery is in your dream car, and as the proud owner, you want to be sure that your car’s upholstery continues to look its best for years to come.         

 As with all leather goods, your leather upholstery needs regular care to maintain the beauty of its original condition. Leather care doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. With a few simple steps and the right product, you can add years to the life of your leather furniture and car upholstery.

There are a few easy steps to take in your regular leather cleaning routine that can help your leather maintain its appearance.

  1. Dry Dusting – Regularly wipe away dust and debris with a dry cloth to remove dust that can build up on your leather upholstery.
  2. Vaccum – As with other upholstery, vacuuming the corners and crevices of your leather furniture can remove larger dust and dirt particles from the seams that can wear on your upholstery and cause abrasions.
  3. Wipe It Up – Don’t let spills linger on leather upholstery. As soon as a spill occurs, wipe up any moisture with an absorbent cloth or sponge to remove excess moisture that can lead to long-term damage of your leather.
  4. Buff out scratches – For small scratches in your leather upholstery, try buffing with a microfiber cloth. Often this simple step will eliminate the small scratches that mar the appearance of your leather. For added help, try using a small dot of Super VII Leather Balsam available on our website to really buff away the damage.
  5. Avoid direct sunlight – Leather is like our skin. Prolonged exposure to sun can strip the upholstery of needed moisture that keeps your leather looking new and beautiful. Avoid the fading, drying effects of the sun by keeping your leather upholstery out of direct sunlight as much as possible.
  6. Avoid water and soaps – Often our cleaning instincts lead us to use water and harsh soaps on our leather upholstery, but this combination can dry leather and cause cracking and other damage that will shorten the life of your leather. If there is a need to clean up a sticky spot on your furniture, a soft lightly damp cloth can remove the dirt without causing too much harm to the leather upholstery.
  7. Leather Conditioner Only

    - Another problem that can lead to damage to your leather furniture is the use of products that are not meant for leather. Avoid using any product that isn’t specifically formulated to work with leather.


One Final Step – Condition your leather!

 The most effective way to care for your leather upholstery is regular conditioning. Using a product that is specifically formulated to care for leather can not only help you avoid damage to your upholstery, it can actually lengthen the life and beauty of your leather products. Indian Summer Leather knows the best way to preserve your leather is with the best leather conditioner available. That is why we only carry Super VII Leather Balsam. This unique blend of natural ingredients provides the ultimate deep leather conditioning to ensure that your leather products are well treated and are a part of your life for years to come.


The all natural beeswax and jojoba oil in Super VII Leather Balsam provide a deep rich conditioning that enriches your leather upholstery without blocking the pores of your furniture. This leaves leather upholstery pliable and soft. By allowing your leather to remain supple, this Deep Leather Conditioner keeps your leather from cracking and flaking.


Super VII Leather Balsam is easy to use. Simply work a small amount of the deep leather conditioner into your upholstery. Within seconds you can see the difference. Super VII Leather Balsam restores leather to its original color and texture. The jojoba brings back your leather’s beautiful color while the beeswax impregnates the leather and protects against and waterproofs leather from future damage.


With all of these benefits, there is no question that Super VII Leather Balsam is the best option for caring for your leather upholstery and leather furniture. With these simple steps, you can be sure that the leather you love stays in great condition for years to come.





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The benefits of Jojoba Oil in a leather conditioner

Posted on October 23, 2015 by Anita Jackel-Deggan | 0 comments

Just like your skin, leather has pores and fibers that must breath and remain moisturized. However, unlike your skin, leather no longer has the ability to protect and replenish itself. This is why it is so important to regularly protect, and condition your leather goods with the right leather conditioner. If you fail to protect your leather, or use the wrong products, your leather will dry out and crack.

Also, using non-porous finishes on leather isn’t a good idea. This is because leather needs to breathe and be able to release moisture. Protecting leather while allowing it to breathe will keep it soft and strong for years to come. By using a leather conditioner with jojoba oil, you are extending the life of your leather goods with a product that is similar to skin’s natural protection.

When leather gets “broken-in” it can develop a beautiful finish, and remain soft and supple if cared for properly. When caring for your leather goods, think of how you care for your skin. If your skin gets dry, you moisturize it, right? As you’ve probably noticed, some moisturizers can dry out your skin even more when they wear off. The same can be true for leather conditioners.


More benefits of Jojoba Oil for leather care

As our skin rubs against our leather, the oils produced by our skin are transferred to the leather. These oils naturally darken and protect leather goods. Some leather items like leather bags, wallets and leather furniture come into contact with our skin often, but not in a uniform matter. Other leather products, like shoes & leather car interiors could use a little extra help.

Jojoba oil is very close to the natural sebum our skin produces. Therefore, it is important to find a leather conditioner with Jojoba oil like Super VII Leather Balsam to condition your leather goods. Many leather conditioners may contain oils that have chemical additives. With as much as your skin comes into contact with your leather, you want to be sure you are using an all-natural leather conditioner. Jojoba Oil is a natural option for conditioning your leather shoes, wallets, bags, furniture, baseball gloves, etc. without chemicals.


One upside of using leather conditioners that contain Jojoba Oil is that Jojoba has a non-staining quality.  For instance, if Super VII Leather Balsam rubs off on clothing, the balsam will not stain and will come out easily in the laundry.

 Another benefit of using Super VII Leather Balsam with Jojoba Oil, it does not go rancid, nor will it dry out in the jar.  So when using Super VII Leather Balsam there is no need to worry about leather goods developing an off smell or getting sticky, which can happen with other oils.


The best product to protect your leather is Super VII Leather Balsam


Super VII not only contains Jojoba Oil to condition, but it also contains all natural beeswax to protect and waterproof your leather. 

Stay tuned for our next blog to find out more about the benefits of using products with all-natural beeswax on your leather!


Have you used Super VII Leather Balsam to condition and protect your leather goods?  If so, let us know how you liked it!  If not, try it today!  We promise you will love it.  Order here:  http://www.indiansummerleather.com/products/super-vii-leather-balsam


Indian Summer Leather Design produces fine leather purses and bags for individuals who love practical and versatile designs.  We provide a vast array of uniquely designed hand made leather bags.

Super VII Leather Balsam is made in Germany, and Indian Summer Leather Design is the sole distributor of this amazing leather conditioner in North America. 

For more information about proper leather care, or to purchase Super VII Leather Balsam, visit our online store for email:  anita@indiansummerleather.com




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The Benefits of Using Natural Leather Conditioner

Posted on September 25, 2015 by Anita Jackel-Deggan | 0 comments

"I bought that leather handbag over a decade ago, and it’s still one of my favorites. Every time I use it, I get the most compliments! It started looking a little worn near the middle of year two, and I was so worried that I’d have to replace it. Then I found Super VII Leather Balsam. Super VII is an all natural leather conditioner, that works miracles on worn leather. Now my leather looks like new. I’ve started using it on all my leather, and I’m no longer wondering if the leather I invest in will last. I know it will as long as I care for it with a natural leather conditioner like Super VII Leather Balsam."

Does it work?

Perhaps you are wondering why your leather items have been deteriorating, while others seem to have found a magic solution to keeping their leather looking like new. Actually, there is no magic involved. These folks have simply discovered the benefits of a natural deep leather conditioner for their leather products.

When leather ages, much like skin, it dries and becomes brittle.Centuries ago, leather smiths discovered the benefits of using natural oils to keep leather strong and looking new. This isn’t some new sorcery. It’s a centuries old solution to an even older problem. How can I keep my leather in good condition?

Rubbing a natural, quality conditioner on your leather products can easily add years, if not decades to the life of your leather products. Yes, it does work.

Does It Matter?

The next question you are probably asking is, “Does it matter which leather conditioner I use?” The short answer is, YES! Not all leather conditioners are created equally, and as with all other things in life, you get what you pay for.

Harsh chemicals and fragrances can actually damage and weaken leather. Instead of adding to your leather’s lifespan, using products that are not natural can, in fact, rob you of years with your leather goods.Leather care isn’t complicated, but it requires using the correct tools. The most important leather care tool is your leather conditioner.

When using Super VII Leather Balsam, you are guaranteed to add years to the life of you leather. This all natural leather care product is made of beeswax and jojoba oil. It richly conditions and smells amazing too.

Why settle for the bland or irritating scents of other lesser leather conditioners, when you can use a natural product that smells great and works even better?

Conditioning your leather increases your comfort by increasing the durability of your leather boots, jackets, and other products. It also serves to protect your investment. Economically speaking, why invest in something and not take proper care of it? We wouldn’t do that with a car or jewelry, so should we neglect our leather goods?

Leather Conditioner vs. Leather Soap

Using a leather conditioner is not the same as using a soap or cleaner. Ordinary leather cleaners, while removing dirt from your leather goods, can actually weaken them. The harsh soaps can remove the moisture that keeps leather looking good.

We recommend using a slightly damp cloth to clean any hard to remove spots. If necessary, run the cloth over a bit of mild moisturizing face soap and gently wipe it over the spot. When dry, be sure to moisturize with Super VII Leather Balsam.  

Using Super VII Leather Balsam

Super VII Leather Balsam is more than just a leather conditioner. By simply applying a sparing portion of the leather balsam to the item and then working it into the leather with the sponge provided, you will immediately begin to see new life come into your old, favourite leather items.

What’s more, you can use this on new items to prevent age and dirt from ruining your precious leather investments.

Super VII Leather Balsam works on car interiors, leather furniture, leather footwear, handbags, coats, riding tack & saddles, clothing, sports equipment, and many other fine leather products.

If you are looking for an all natural product to protect or restore your leather, there is no better product on the market than Super VII Leather Balsam. It actually restores leather to its original colour. Do you have a great pair of leather shoes that have been worn and scuffed, a leather coat that is greying, or even a couch that is losing some of its lustre? Super VII can help get rid of the scuffs and get your leather back to looking new again. Whatever colour, if it’s a smooth leather item, Super VII Leather Balsam will restore it to its original beauty.


Indian Summer Leather Design produces fine leather purses and bags for individuals who love practical and versatile designs. We provide a vast array of stunning leather bags, as well as being the only distributor in the US and Canada. Super VII Leather Balsam is made in Germany, and Indian Summer Leather imports the leather conditioner directly from the manufacturer. For more information about proper leather care, or to purchase Super VII Leather Balsam, visit our online store or email: anita@indiansummerleather.com

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Free Shipping

Posted on February 20, 2014 by Anita Jackel-Deggan | 0 comments

Hello Everyone,

For a limited time you can receive free shipping when you order 3 or more Super VII Leather Balsam.

It is a great time to stock up, But hurry, this offer will only be available for a limited time.


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