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The "CLASSIC" leather is the brand's "ICONIC" leather. This leather is an "oiled" full-grain calfskin leather, with an extremely distinctive texture. If you run your nail over its surface, you'll see how the wax coating comes away, forming a light or whiteish colour. The colour of the leather gets lighter as it is put under tension. Applying an oily solution to the surface of the leather gives it a very supple texture. Though the leather remains susceptible to scratches, it offers excellent durability. The scratches are what give the leather, over time, what is known as its natural "patina". This leather should be regularly cared for using a colourless milk or a cream in order to keep it nourished. To restore its shine, the bag can also be rubbed with a leather brush or a soft, dry cloth.
Before using products made using this leather, it is important to protect them with a transparent waterproofing spray. Marks can be reduced using a special eraser. A rubber brush used over the whole surface of the product will revive the colour before you reapply the waterproofing spray. DAIM or SUEDE may transfer their colour onto fabrics when exposed to friction or rubbing. We recommend avoiding wearing light-coloured clothes therefore with a dark-coloured bag without checking beforehand,by rubbing with a soft cloth, that the colour is fast and that it will not transfer to clothing. Waterproofing will also reduce the porosity of the leather.
The "CROC" print is created using NUBUCK leather. The leather is aniline dyed which means that the colour is deep and stable. The pattern is made using a hot stamping plate that is applied to the leather to create the pattern which is imprinted and weather resistant therefore. Recommendations for cleaning and maintaining this type of leather are the same as for Nubuck leather.
With regards cleaning and maintaining this type of leather we recommend treating it like other leathers with transparent wax, and then buffing it up with a soft, dry cloth. Never use a brush unless you cover and protect it with a soft dry fabric.
This is ‘fantasy’ leather. It is created using calfskin. The pattern of the scales is printed on the underskin or crust using stamping plates that are applied hot. The leather is aniline dyed and after the application of the stamping plates that create the pattern, a varnish is applied that gives them this shiny, smooth two-tone finish. These skins have been conceived to enable the reproduction of the scales on the back of the creature, which is why it has a slight relief effect. The presence of this print and the relief effect mean that any scratches are less visible than they would be on smooth or plain leather. The top of the scales, namely the part that appears in relief, will take on a patina and lose its sheen over time due to rubbing and friction.
The rubber finish makes this material a bit more susceptible to finger marks and slightly oily substances. These can create darker marks. However, these fade rapidly after rubbing with a soft, clean and dry cloth. Its rubbery feel is particularly soft to the touch even if the finish tends to make it dryer - one consequence of which is that folds are more likely to leave marks if the product is not stored away correctly. We recommend filling it with paper when not in use in order to avoid fold marks appearing as once they appear, they run the risk of being permanent.
STONE leather created using calfskin is full-grain leather that has been treated to give it a rubber-like appearance with a very mat finish.
We recommend cleaning and maintaining this product using a soft dry cloth. It serves no purpose to waterproof this leather as it has a protective coating.
The star pattern on this fantasy leather is printed on the underside of calfskin, the crust therefore, after it has been aniline dyed. This leather is available in black, in a version where the leather has been varnished after printing to create the shiny surface. Over time, the finish may lose its sheen on the top of the star (the part in relief) and become more mat.
There are no precise recommendations for cleaning and maintaining this type of leather. It is not necessary to waterproof the different component parts as the metallic finish provides a protective layer – water will form drops on the surface and will not penetrate into the leather.
This “GOLDEN” metallic finish is achieved using SUEDE leather. This suede is actually made from calfskin. The finish is applied to the crust of the leather, the underskin. A metallic finish is applied to the whole surface of the leather in order to create the pattern of squares. This finish is more scratch-resistant and smoother to the touch than suede. Suede with a metallic finish is more susceptible to rubbing and friction. When exposed to rubbing and friction the thin metallic film can lose some of is sheen and may over the long term, cause the pattern of squares to disappear. This wear and tear is inherent with metallic finishes.
With regards cleaning and maintaining this type of leather we recommend treating it like other leathers with a transparent wax, and then buffing it up with a soft, dry cloth. Never use a brush unless you cover and protect it with a soft dry fabric.
This is ‘fantasy’ leather. It is created using calfskins. The pattern that looks like crocodile or alligator skin is printed on the underskin or crust using stamping plates that are applied hot. The leather is aniline dyed and after the application of the stamping plates that create the pattern, a varnish is applied that gives them this shiny, smooth two-tone finish. The presence of this print and the relief effect mean that any scratches are less visible than they would be on smooth or plain leather.
A transparent fabric waterproofing spray can be applied before use and then at regular intervals to prevent marks appearing or at least to reduce their appearance to a minimum. If the pile is slightly crushed, you can restore the structure by using a fabric brush or a damp cloth.
“VELVET” fabric (combination of plain and printed velvet)The VELVET fabric used on our model is a smooth velvet (as opposed to textured velvet which is like a corduroy). The fabric is shaved on one side and covered on the other with threads that stand proud and that are extremely short and very closely woven, held together with fabric threads. This VELVET finish lends the fabric a velvety aspect.
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Cleaning and maintaining this type of product is quite easy in that only one single application of a waterproofing spray is needed. When spraying the product hold the can at least 30 centimetres from the product as it might leave marks otherwise. We should point out however that this lambskin is not very fond of water and you should avoid exposing it to heavy rain.
“PANTHER” leather (in combination with STONE leather)The PANTHER pattern is applied to a shaved lambskin, which means that the wool has been cut to the shortest possible length. Lambskins are small and are among the most supple and silky of leathers.The pattern is printed throughout the entire depth of the wool and not only on the surface. Wear and tear of the skin is only natural and even if the pattern fades a little, it will always remain visible and present.
Cleaning recommendations for this leather are the same as for suede leather therefore. It is important to protect this leather with a transparent waterproofing spray.
“DISCO” is created using “SUEDE” leather, which is itself the result of a process applied to calfskin. The suede is covered with a shiny film that is then ‘scratched’ in order to achieve this small stippled pattern. Between the dots – after having ‘scratched’ the leather to achieve the effect - the finish of the underside of the leather appears – the Suede finish.
This leather like all other kinds of leather should be treated with a colourless wax or cream and then buffed with a dry cloth. Never use a brush unless it is protected by covering it with a soft dry cloth.
This fantasy leather has a print that imitates the scales of an alligator. It is made with calfskin and the pattern of the scales is achieved by applying a hot plate to the bottom layer of the leather, the so-called crust leather. The skins are dyed throughout. The "entre grain" is then dyed blue to create a two-tone effect that gives the design extra depth. Over time, the leather will lose its sheen and gain a more matt aspect due to friction.
Stains can be removed with a slightly damp cloth, but this should only be used on the stain itself, never on the entire surface of the product. It is not necessary to apply a waterproofing protective spray to this type of leather.
This is fantasy leather. It is made with calfskin and the dot print is applied with a hot plate to the bottom layer of the leather, which is called crust leather. This creates a print with a relief effect. The leather is first coated with a white dye, the black colour of the dots is then applied at the same time as the relief effect is created. Over time, the surface of the part in relief may lose its sheen due to friction, causing the lower layer that is dyed white to emerge more visibly.
Before use it is advisable to protect the bag by applying a colourless waterproofing spray. This will protect the material from stains and also from particles that may come loose due to friction between the leather strips and items of clothing.
This is fantasy leather. This BAMBOO canvas is a combination of woven strips of leather in different widths and a dark polyester thread. The dark threads highlight the details of the patterns of the weave. To keep the fabric in place, the canvas is reinforced over its entire surface with a thin, resistant fabric.
A special colourless waterproofing spray for fabric should be applied before use.If you do this regularly you will prevent stains and/or reduce them. However, it is not advisable to use a damp cloth to remove stains as this might damage the metallic finish.
POP is a fabric that we call LUREX. It is made of 50% cotton, 40% polyamide and 10% polyester. This POP fabric has a metallic finish.
A colourless waterproofing spray should be applied before use. If you do this regularly you will prevent stains and/or reduce them. Stains can be removed with a cloth dipped in soapy water. However, it is advisable to carry out a test beforehand on an invisible part of the fabric to ensure that no circles emerge when the fabric dries.
The CURLY fabric is made of 90% cotton which makes it look very natural. During the weaving process, numerous irregular loops are formed on the surface which give the fabric an uneven surface and a relief effect. The fabric is treated in such a way that water drops remain on the surface and do not penetrate into the fabric.
A colourless waterproofing spray can be applied before use. If you do this regularly you will prevent stains and/or reduce them. However, it is not advisable to use a damp cloth to remove stains.
The MASAI fabric is made of 50% cotton, 25% polyamide and 25% polyester. The pattern is linear and the weave has a slight relief due to irregularities in the fabric. The canvas puts one in mind of a raffia basket, even though this version more luxurious and resistant.
A colourless waterproofing spray should be applied before use, but it is advisable to first test it on a small spot to see how the material reacts before applying to the entire surface.
The WICKER fabric made up of woven rope so that it looks like something between macramé and willow basketware.
Our "Monochrome"” leather is a combination of two types of calfskin. The first is a soft "nappa" leather, which is resistant to sunlight and weatherproof. The second is "crust" calfskin, which starts off as thicker skin and is then thinned. The leather is then buffed and reworked to give it a velvety appearance. "Crust" leather must be treated with a special leather waterproofing product, in order to prevent it from staining your clothes. We have used it only as a finishing touch in combination with "nappa" leather, which is more resistant and acquires a natural patina over time, ensuring that your bag is sturdy and long-lasting. This contrast between "velvety matte" and "shiny smooth" is used to create a graphic motif and gives the bag a more "relaxed" look.
A "Varnish" is an all-over finish applied to the surface of a crust leather, giving it a glossy appearance. For our "Icy" range, we opted for a "creased" finish to give the leather a fresher and more current look. This leather is fully permeable to water and stains, as well as to the majority of care products. Stains can be removed using a soft, slightly damp cloth and then with a dry cloth. To avoid marking the leather, use light, circular movements. Scratches cannot be removed or minimised, as these are embedded directly in the varnish layer, i.e. directly in the finish itself. This is why the varnish is, nevertheless, quite a fragile material.
Our "Zebra" range is crafted from "crust" calfskin, the entire surface of which is printed with a fine layer. This layer is a printed film known as a "foil", giving the leather its "shimmery" finish. These foils can be printed with a variety of different motifs, allowing us to create a range of original, perfectly finished leathers. This fine printed layer is heat-set onto the leather whilst it is still in one piece, fusing the two surfaces into one. For our "Zebra" leather, the foil applied to the surface has a silky appearance, giving the leather a soft, glossy texture for a chic, feminine look.
Our "Veg" range is crafted from goatskin, tanned with natural products. This treatment gives the leather a slightly glossy finish, whilst maintaining its natural grain.
"Our ""Turtle"" range is both elegant and feminine, comprising a range of products crafted from printed tortoiseshell PVC. The handles are crafted from nappa calfskin leather. PVC is an incredibly lightweight, robust and shock-resistant material. These qualities are what make it an ideal material for leather goods. The PVC in our ""Turtle"" range comes in a tortoiseshell colour, imitating the natural shades of tortoise shell whilst fully respecting and protecting the animal itself. ""Nappa"" leather is used for the more delicate parts of the bags, such as the handles. Smooth yet thick, it acquires a natural patina and ages beautifully with time. The result? A resolutely contemporary range bag in line with the latest trends."
Our "Boa" leather is a "crust" calfskin. The leather is printed with a film known as a "foil", pre-printed itself with the desired motif. For our "Boa" range, we opted for a snakeskin motif, reinterpreted with a graphic and resolutely modern twist. Although the leather is protected by its film, it must still be treated with a special leather waterproofing product to prevent the risk of it staining your clothes. This material is combined with a type of calfskin known as "nappa" in a glossy black colour, creating a graphic motif and accentuating the item's "relaxed" look.
Our "Bumpy" leather is a nubuck lambskin with a snakeprint. The print is applied by way of a clear film, heat-set directly onto the leather. The leather is then padded. A layer of foam is inserted between two skins. The three layers are then assembled and top-stitched together, in line with a pre-defined motif. The result is a stylish pattern with a domed texture. The combination of these two techniques - foil printing and padding - gives the "Bumpy" range an elegant allure for a feminine yet contemporary look.
Our "Snakeskin" print is applied to crust calfskin, i.e. the lower layer of the skin, and not the top grain. This type of leather is known as "fashion leather", characterised by a print that creates a snakeskin effect. The leather is dyed in one piece for a deep, long-lasting colour. Although it is just a print, imitating the scales of a snake, this type of leather is more fragile than others: friction against the surface can make the scales stand up, revealing their underside. This leather should be treated in the same way as cowhide leather, protecting and refreshing the colour with a milk or clear wax. It can also be polished using a dry cloth, however this should always be done in the direction of the scales, never the other way.
Our "Pied de Poule" material incorporates a cotton fabric, boasting a timeless Pied de Poule motif, into a dual-fabric contrast structure. We chose to showcase this motif, which speaks for itself, in Mechanic Blue: our signature colour for this season and bang in line with this season's trends. This fabric is paired with "nappa" calfskin, maintaining the range's positioning as a selection of premium leather goods and accentuating its graphic look with a fusion of trendy and feminine.
Our "City" leather is a calfskin leather, reworked to create an uneven, grooved appearance. First, the surface of the leather is treated to give it a "nubuck" look with an ultra-soft, silky touch. It is then embossed with a natural grain motif to give the appearance of genuine buffalo hide. The leather is treated in one piece, boasting an oiled finish, which is naturally accentuated by other treatments. Despite being a fundamentally resistant material, it must be finished with a special leather weatherproofing treatment to avoid any risks of the leather staining your clothes or of the dye from your clothes rubbing off onto the leather itself.
All the pieces of the Clio Goldbrenner collections are made using carefully selected and high quality leathers.
Our leather goods are designed by Clio Goldbrenner in Brussels. Driven by the passion to offer unique products to our clients, the creations were made by experimenting with original materials, colours and designs.
We entrust the manufacturing of these creations to different artisans known for their specific expertise and know-how.
Each season and each collection reflects our main concern, namely the high quality we seek in our products.
Leather lives and needs to be treated regularly. Here are some tips & tricks to look after your Clio Goldbrenner leather accessory. To all Clio girls: love your bag and treat it well.