Keep Covering materials clean

  • Dust settles on lounge furniture just as it settles on cabinet furniture. For fabric suites, vacuum your suite once a week. Accumulated dirt will increase wear and dull the colour. For a leather suite, regularly wipe off the dust with a clean, soft chamois leather.

Cleaning and removing stains – Fabric products

  • Do not use chemical or alcohol-based products to clean your suite as they may damage the chemical composition of the fabric. If you do use a stain remover, try it on a small hidden area first to test any reaction to the fabric. Remove stains with a mild soap solution. To avoid ring stains, gently rub in a circular motion using a clean cloth. Dry with a clean towel. Also try out on a small hidden area first to make sure that the colour does not run. The wet cleaning of upholstered furniture is best left to specialists. We can accept no responsibility for unsuccessful cleaning attempts

Sharp Objects

  • Be careful to avoid the snagging of pile threads on sharp objects. If, however, a loop of thread has been caught – do not pull it further but cut it off as short as possible.

Sunlight and Heat

  • Avoid exposure from any source of heat. The climatic conditions in South Africa are severe and even strong indirect light will cause the fading and perishing of fabrics. Keep your blinds or curtains closed during the day as much as possible. We do not guarantee leather or fabrics against fading.

Room Temperature Settings

  • Proper humidity and level temperature is key to ensuring natural products such as leather and wood stay true to quality. Keep furniture away from heating or air conditioning registers. These remove necessary moisture from your furniture and dry it out, causing additional cracks or splits.

Avoid sitting on the arms or the backrest

  • This could damage the frame or the filling materials. This advice also applies to children.

Never lift a chair or settee by the armrests

  • This could tear the seam attaching the mock-cushion arm to the frame. Always lift from under the base frame.

Fabric protectors

  • We do not recommend the use of any fabric protectors unless it has been applied by the original fabric manufacturer during the production of the fabric. We cannot be held responsible for any problems arising from the application of fabric protectors to the finished product.


  • Because of possible long distances, transportation may have caused some irregular folds or depressions, which will gradually disappear with use. To help this, we advise you to gently pat the cushions or the arms — reshaping the covering with your hands.

Firmness of cushions

  • Occasionally you may notice a slight difference in the firmness of one cushion to the next. This variation will gradually disappear with use.

Slip Cover products

  • Kindly refer to our “Slip Cover” label for care and cleaning of slip covers. The covers should be professionally dry cleaned while the cover is on the product — exactly as you would with a fixed cover design.
  • Avoid placing furniture in direct sunlight and rearrange accessories from time to time to prevent spot bleaching. This causes darker finishes to lighten and sometimes cause lighter finishes to darken.
  • For daily maintenance go simple. Use clean and soft cotton rags or cloths to wipe off dust on the surface along the grains. Never use damp rags or anything with a hard surface to rub onto the furniture. Always keep the surface clear of any acid or chemical substances.
  • In order to avoid any damages, defects or issues from occurring, refrain from stacking large and/or heavy objects on top of the furniture. Use coasters or felt pads underneath objects if possible.
  • Keep furniture away from heating and air conditioning sources to prevent loss of moisture in wood.

Please note that no two pieces of leather are the same; they all have different textures, heredities and backgrounds and our daily use exposes furniture to various strains. Please note and use the following care tips as a guide to protecting your furniture.

There are 3 main characteristics or “blemishes” of natural leather: scratches, wrinkles and scars.

When the texture is smooth to touch with slight variation of color to the surrounding area of the dye.

When there are natural folds highlighting unique grain patterns a one-of-a-kind upholstered furniture is created.

Healed Scars
Scratches and deeper rubs that create an organic and distinctively authentic character. These marks do not affect durability of the hide.

Upkeep leather by practicing the following preventive maintenance

  • Keep your leather fresh and moisturized using leather conditioners and/or wipes, every few months.
  • Avoid cleaners which use harmful chemical products. Many of these are harsh and are not safe for use on upholstery.
  • Evade stubborn stains & protect your upholstery by avoiding household chemicals such as detergents, window cleaners, bleaches, nail polish, nail polish remover, glue, shoe polish, paint, and other corrosive materials.
  • Leather is a natural product and any stress will result in tears. Additionally, when stretched, the upholstery might not completely return to its original shape. Therefore, when leather is used more intensively, it may become looser over time.
  • If pillow cushions are sewn to the frame, any pulling or tugging might result in a tear. Please avoid any leaning, sitting or reaching over the back of the sofa.
  • To keep your cushions looking fluff and new avoid sitting in one area and use the seating areas evenly.
  • We love our pet friends, but leather and fabrics are not resistant to animals. Allowing pets on your upholstered furniture is not recommended. Their claws may scratch the covers, which can lead to an expensive repair. Their saliva is acidic and may also harm the upholstered finish.
  • Weekly vacuuming or light brushing helps to remove soil and to prevent dirt embedded between the fibers.
  • Avoid the use of dyes, acids, paints, inks, nail polish and polish removers around your furniture.
  • Keep fabric furniture away from direct sunlight to avoid fading.
  • Periodic cleaning by an authorized technician is recommended to prevent any soil buildup caused by perspiration and body oils that may shorten the life of your fabric upholstered furniture.
  • Polyester fibers: Spot clean using the foam only from water based cleaning agents such as mild soap or use non solvent upholstery cleaner.
  • Cotton, Linen Rayon, Silk or Wool: Spot clean using a mild water-free solvent or dry cleaning products.

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