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True Cowhide

Hairon Hide Leather, Brynn Capella, made in Chicago


Our hair on hides are bold and natural and represent a true cowhide. No two hides are exactly the same giving you a one-of-a-kind product. Every hide has a vintage feel, highlighted by the unique color patterns, hair length, and natural markings of the hide.

How It Feels

Hair on hide simply means the hair is left on the hide during the tanning process. This allows for the natural beauty to shine, resulting in a soft material you can't resist touching.

How It Wears

The hair is durable and will stick around as long as you take caution not to rub it.

Leather Care Tips

An authentic cowhide bag is an investment that you want to treasure for years to come, so there are few things you can do to take care of your bag to maintain its quality and extend its lifetime.

If the hair is dirty, use a wire brush to remove as much as possible. Blot with mild soapy water and the hair will be good as new.

What you need:

— A vacuum with a handheld brush attachment and/or a wire brush

— Water

— Mild soap like saddle soap or diluted dish soap

— Two or three clean, dry cloths

Avoid using a vacuum with rotating brushes that could damage the hair, and always vacuum in the direction of the hair growth. You can also use a wire brush to gently brush out the hair and dislodge any dirt or debris. Combine one cup of warm water with ½ tsp of dish soap in a bowl. Mix until soapy. Never use harsh soaps or cleaning solutions on hair-on-hide leather.

Use as little water as possible, since excessive or dirty water could stain your cowhide. Blot the cowhide with the cloth — don’t rub or scrub. For heavier sections, you can dampen it with your cloth and then use your wire brush to gently remove the debris. Rub the leather gently if there is dirt at the base of the cow hair. 

Only work on small sections of the bag at a time. Do not rub or scrub. Use a clean bowl of warm water to blot until you have removed all soap residue from the cowhide. When satisfied with cleanliness of you bag, let it air dry in a well-ventilated area. Don’t leave it in direct sunlight or try to speed up the process with blow dryers, as this can damage the leather. Once the cowhide is dry, you can use a soft brush to gently comb out the hair and remove any clumping.