KELMA - bookcase - mustard
KELMA means "word" in arabic.
we all have a lot on our minds and with the help of a notebook you can easily create some peace in your mind - write or draw down your thoughts, ideas, feeling or your to-dos and you will go through life easier.
this leather case is made from left over materials in collaboration with YOOMEE's leather maker youssef and the women's cooperative Al Kawtar that makes the tassel by hand. the colors can vary slightly from the photos.
22cm x 14cm x 2cm
caring for (vegan) leather
each type of leather requires a different type of care. each leather is different and needs to be cared for according to their qualities.
smooth (vegan) leather
with soft leather the most important thing is the color. dark colors like black and dark brown are more forgiving. lighter colors will stain more easily. you should regularly brush your leather items with a soft brush and clean when needed with a damp cloth (not wet!). when using care products like a cream, use one in the color of the leather. vegan leather can also be cleaned with a soft brush and spot cleaned with a mild detergent (like a mild dish washer). avoid using harsh brushes as these can scratch the surface.
suede and nubuck leather
water and oil can stain suede and nubuck, so you should not use wet cleaning methods but dry ones only. use a special soft brush to clear dust and dirt. if you have oily marks, you can add some cornflour overnight and then brush away in the morning. if you have tougher stains, use a special suede or nubuck cleaning solution.
what is vegan leather?
vegan leather can be made from many different things, such as cornstarch, apple skins or plastics. our brands often use recycled plastics (for example from fishing nets) and bio-based materials such as corn starch.
why love leather?
leather is very durable and will last almost forever, if you take care of it properly. leather turns super soft over time and therefore a shoe will truly adapt to your foot. the reason why we love leather is because it is bio-degradable and will last longer than plastic alternatives.