Çuval products are made with the finest natural and found materials available; including  vegetable-tanned leather, suede, nubuck and canvas.

All our materials are from Turkey and of the highest quality and all our products become more beautiful over time and are intended to be enjoyed by generations yet to come, especially when maintained with loving care. 

MATERIALS

LEATHER

Our vegetable tanned leather supplier has deep-rooted passion for tanning since 1927 using antique recipes including natural extracts and fat liquors.  Our supplier for nubuck is a boutique factory established in 1980, who uses only domestic raw materials instead of importing.  

Vegetable tanning is the oldest, purist, and most natural method of processing leather. Our suppliers still use only full grain %100 vegetable tanned leather that uses no harmful chemicals and dyes in their production.

Naked finish vegetable tanned leather is leather without any pigment in its natural state. It will darken by sunlight, heat and sweat which will nicely age the leather over time through wear.

Nubuck leather is highly distinctive with its gorgeously tactile texture and beauty. This is the result of the extra processing step where it is sanded and buffed in order to create its velvety look and feeling.

Leather is an inconsistent material with its own unique markings and irregularities that are natural characteristics and should not be considered as defects. In Neu Land collection we use leather in its most original state with raw cuts leaving unlined as a preference for emphasizing our local craftsmanship. High quality and especially natural leather products require modest maintenance.

WAXED CANVAS

Before the development of synthetic materials that has water-repellent qualities, gear and clothing was waterproofed by applying wax. This method has been found centuries ago by Scottish sailors, made it’s way through to our modern day and now extensively produced in Turkey as well.

 

Similar to leather, waxed canvas develops a unique patina over a lifetime of enduring abrasive conditions. Weathered and broken in creases and markings gives a nice character to the fabric. You may also re-wax it when needed.

Therefore, below we explain how to take care and protect your bags.

CARE & INSTRUCTIONS

LEATHER

The pebbled print nubuck that we use for Neu Land collection has special finish on both sides to protect this precious product. Although this should not prevent you from protecting your favorite friend by using proper nubuck and suede protective spray when needed. 

If your bag gets wet, wipe it with a dry cloth and leave it to dry at normal room temperature, away from heat sources. If the leather gets dirty, wipe it off with a slightly moistened sponge and some mild soap. Wipe gently; do not rub. Cleaning light-colored leather may give it a slightly darker tone and also may soften the leather a bit.

WAX CANVAS

Go easy on the cleaning of wax canvas that we use for The Journey collection. Never machine wash or dry clean as the fabric will release the protective coating. You can lightly brush off dirt with a brush.

If it got a major dirt use cold water in your shower with mild bar soap (not detergent), gently rub it with a sponge before rinsing and let it dry for your next adventure.

Re-wax when needed by using refinishing ointment, a bar or a tin of wax. Apply it with the help of a sponge and a little heat from a hair dryer that will soften the wax.

 

Always test a small area first before cleaning and processing your bag.For further information contact us at shop@cuvalist.com or  consult a leather specialist.