When it comes to fashion and lifestyle brands, players from the South East Asian region may seem less recognised at times. However, Crocodile Singapore is one of the rare brands that has grown massively and made a presence all around the world. Read on to find out more about Crocodile Singapore.
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Founded in Singapore in 1947, Crocodile has grown to become an internationally-renowned fashion and lifestyle brand known for delivering timeless, quality, and functional wear. Initially started with men’s garments being the core of the brand, Crocodile Singapore has now expanded its inventory to include a variety of other product ranges including leather goods, footwear, eyewear, and various other accessories for men, women, and children.
The most popular product category in Crocodile Singapore’s inventory is its leather goods. The brand’s leather products have an elegant look to them, making them the perfect addition to any wardrobe. However, it can also dry, crack, stain, and warp if they are not well-maintained. Hence, you should take care of it to ensure that the leather can last a lifetime. Here are some ways to care for your Crocodile Singapore leather goods:
One of the ways to maintain your leather goods is by polishing them. Polishing mainly helps you to maintain the visual appeal of the leather. This is because polishing is mostly about maintaining the actual shine of the product (usually shoes or bags) rather than protecting it from other elements. In terms of shoe polish, you need to look out for those with moisturizing effects. If you want your leather products to look good, it really depends on how often you polish it. Casual accessories usually do not need much polishing. On the other hand, if you own a nice bag or shoe, this is where polishing really comes in.
When it comes to our skin, we apply moisturizers to keep it hydrated. The same goes with leather; applying conditioner or cream moisturizes the material so that it does not easily dry out and crack. Compared to polishing, these conditioners or creams will not make your leather goods shine, but instead protect them.
In most cases, conditioners would not make the leather water-resistant although there are some that do include a water-repelling element. Most leather conditioners have a similar feel to lotion whereby you can be gently rubbed into the material. The hide will soak up the conditioner, just like how your skin soaks up the moisturizer.
Depending on how you want your leather to turn out, experts suggest conditions every six to twelve months for it to completely dry out before reapplying. This is so that the leather will still retain its rugged and tough look. Those who live in a drier climate are recommended to moisturize every three months or so.
Waterproofing is quite a simple process and can be done in a pinch. Providing a waterproof coating to your leather items enable them to repel water, drinks, rain, etc., making the material last longer. Generally, waterproofing sprays or waxes is a treatment that is needed to be done only once a year. However, it also depends on the frequency of the usage as well as the weather conditions. Singapore has a humid weather and it rains quite often as well, hence you might need to repeat the waterproofing process a couple of times over the course of a year, especially during the rainy seasons.
The oldest and most reliable way when it comes to leather care is by simply using a damp cloth. Simply give your leather items a wipe down once a week to get rid of any dirt and dust. Soap is not recommended as the chemicals may ruin the leather over time.
Allow the leather to breathe
Not many people know this, but you should air your leather items to allow the moisture in the material to evaporate naturally by allowing the air to naturally pass through the leather. This will prevent the leather from being affected by mildew. Proper ventilation would not happen if you kept the leather goods all sealed up. Hence, it is not the best idea to keep your Crocodile leather handbag in a plastic bag or somewhere that has a lack of exposure to air. If you still want to keep these items in a bag, make use of storage bags or covers made from breathable fabric.
Keep away from any form of heat
It is possible for your Crocodile Singapore leather shoes to get accidentally waterlogged, especially when you are caught in the rain. When this happens, you should avoid placing it in front of a heater or hair dryer to speed up the drying process. When leather is exposed to higher temperatures, it can shrink and possibly dry out.
Instead, allow it to dry naturally even if it takes a longer time. Same goes for storage; it should be kept out of the sunlight as it may cause the colour of the leather to fade. In fact, you should store it somewhere that is far away from the sunlight yet airy to ensure that there is airflow. This is to prevent mildew from forming on the leather.
While you are at it, why not check out Crocodile's leather goods and other fashion items for both men and women.