The Blue Bottle

The Blue Bottle

When only the best will do, we reach for quality ingredients to protect our materials. We recommend nourishing your leather every three months to keep it supple and conditioned. Each step in our care routine has been developed to keep your pieces looking like they’ve come straight from our signature purple box. Using a blend of waxes and conditioner, our care products are the ultimate line-up for your leather.

Discover our recommended treatment regime below: on how to clean and condition your leather bag and accessories.

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TREATMENT CREAM

How to clean leather bags: treatment regime

Leather Care Routine $60.00 USD

To begin the process, test our Treatment Cream in a hidden area for colour fastness. If there is colour transfer from the leather occurring do not proceed in cleaning your leather bag, we recommend you get in touch with our Deadly Ponies team here for further advice.  

Step 1: Shake our Treatment Cream well prior to use and ensure your piece is clean and free from dust.

Step 2: Apply two small drops onto a clean, dry microfibre cloth.

Step 3: Treating one panel at a time, apply evenly and massage into the leather using a gentle, circular motion. Re-apply to the cloth as necessary.

Step 4: Methodically treat all areas until the process is complete.

Step 5: Leave to dry naturally away from direct heat or sunlight.

Step 6: Once the treatment has been absorbed, buff with a clean dry cloth to remove any excess. We recommend applying two coats allowing dry time in between to ensure your piece is well nourished. We also recommend using our Treatment Cream to clean leather bag handles.

Step 7: Finish off the process with our Moisture Balm.

How to clean leather footwear: treatment regime

Leather Care Routine $60.00 USD

Our Bovine and Capra leather is designed to soften over time. As your Deadly Ponies’ boots are crafted from natural material; markings, indentations, or grain variations may occur. We recommend exercising caution with our Marengo boot in Capra Python as lift will occur over time. This should be treated as a national progression of your boots.

If your boots get wet, allow them to dry naturally and avoid direct sunlight or artificial heat. When your boots aren’t in use, we recommend storing them in the box provided. 

To begin the process, apply protectant spray to your boots and test our Treatment Cream in a small area for colour fastness. If there is colour transfer from the leather occurring do not proceed, we recommend you get in touch with our Deadly Ponies team here for further advice.  

Step 1: Shake our Treatment Cream well prior to use and ensure your footwear is clean and free from dust.

Step 2: Apply two small drops onto a clean, dry microfibre cloth.

Step 3: Treating one area at a time, apply evenly and massage into the leather using a gentle, circular motion. Re-apply to the cloth as necessary.

Step 4: Methodically treat all areas until the process is complete.

Step 5: Leave to dry naturally away from direct heat or sunlight.

Step 6: Once the treatment has been absorbed, buff with a clean dry cloth to remove any excess. We recommend applying two coats allowing dry time in between to ensure your boots are well-nourished. 

Step 7: Finish off the process with our Moisture Balm.

MOISTURE BALM

How to condition leather bags: moisturising routine

Leather Care Routine $60.00 USD

To begin the process, test our Moisture Balm in a hidden area for colour fastness. If there is colour transfer from the leather, do not proceed in using the leather conditioner for your bag, we recommend you get in touch with our Deadly Ponies team here for further advice. 

Step 1: Ensure your piece has been cleansed using our Treatment Cream prior to application and is free from dust.

Step 2: Using a small amount, apply it onto a clean, dry microfibre cloth.

Step 3: Treating one panel at a time, apply evenly and massage into the leather using a gentle, circular motion. Re-apply to the cloth as necessary.

Step 4: Methodically treat all areas until the process is complete.

Step 5: Leave to dry naturally away from direct heat or sunlight.

Step 6: Buff with a clean dry cloth to remove any excess and to achieve a glossy finish on your leather piece.

How to condition your leather footwear: moisturising routine

Leather Care Routine $60.00 USD

Our Bovine and Capra leather is designed to soften over time. As your Deadly Ponies’ boot is crafted from natural material; markings, indentations, or grain variations may occur. We recommend exercising caution with our Marengo boot in Capra Python as lift will occur over time. This should be treated as a national progression of your boots.

If your boots get wet, allow them to dry naturally and avoid direct sunlight or artificial heat. When your boots aren’t in use, we recommend storing them in the box provided. 


To begin the process, apply protectant spray to your boots and test our Moisture Balm in a small area for colour fastness. If there is colour transfer from the leather, do not proceed with using the leather conditioner for your footwear. We recommend you get in touch with our Deadly Ponies team here for further advice. 

Step 1: Ensure your footwear has been cleansed using our Treatment Cream prior to application and is free from dust.

Step 2: Using a small amount, apply it onto a clean, dry microfibre cloth.

Step 3: Treating one area at a time, apply evenly, and massage into the leather using a gentle, circular motion. Re-apply to the cloth as necessary.

Step 4: Methodically treat all areas until the process is complete.

Step 5: Leave to dry naturally away from direct heat or sunlight.

Step 6: Buff with a clean dry cloth to remove any excess and to achieve a glossy finish on your leather.

FOR LONG TERM PRESERVATION

For optimal long term preservation, reapply our Leather Balm every 3 months following the above steps.

Our moisture balm is made and manufactured right here in New Zealand and contains all-natural ingredients including beeswax, shea butter, sweet almond oil, castor oil, cedarwood oil and eucalyptus oil.

For further information regarding how best to care for your Deadly Ponies piece, please contact our Live Chat team who will be happy to assist you.

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Repairs


For any aftersales, repair enquiries, or further information on how to clean your leather bag, please contact us via Live Chat or by emailing hello@deadlyponies.com. We do not recommend putting your leather bag in the washing machine. If your piece was purchased through one of our stockists they will be happy to help further with your aftersales enquiry.

If your product is at end-of-life then you can return it to us for recycling through our in-store amnesty bags. Handcrafted at our own eco-atelier, our Recycle capsule uses leathers, brass and silks repurposed from pre-loved pieces, off-cuts and sample material. Proceeds from the collection are donated to our chosen charity partner each year. Details of the partnerships and exact donation values are advertised as part of our Recycle collection. Learn more about our Recycle programme here.

CONTACT US

For more information on how to care for your Deadly Ponies piece that is not covered by this information or constructed from a material no longer listed on our website, please contact our Live Chat team who will be able to assist you further.