You've made a beautiful choice, let's make sure it lasts forever!
We recommend applying a leather conditioner when it feels like the leather needs it. Your leather will start to feel a bit stiffer than usual, or notice it feels dry. If you use your bag daily, this may happen every few months, or could be more or less often depending on your use and environment. Our favorite conditioner is Chamberlain's brand leather conditioner and healing balm. Use a soft t-shirt type rag to rub a small amount of conditioner throughout. A little goes a long way.
Spill and Waterproof
You might want to apply a waterproofing spray or conditioner for some extra protection if your bag may be exposed to rain, kiddos, water bottles, etc. We recommend Chamberlains water proofer. Use t-shirt style or lint free cloth to rub throughout, a little is all you need.
Clean as Needed
Did your item get a bit dirty? Stay away from harsh chemicals or wipes. Gently wipe off any excess spill with a dry cloth. Then, clean it up with leather specific cleaner - we like Chamberlain's leather cleaner, or Saddle Soap from Fieblings. Remember to be gentle, no scrub brushes, just a soft cloth.
For Cowhide - simply use a baby wipe to clean off lint or general debris, damp cloth for deeper dirt, and brush/blow dry until the hide returns to it's soft state.
Handle your leather with care and it will be there for you, for years to come.