Frequently Asked Questions -
1. How do I
purchase an ostrich leather handbag or wallet from
All you have to do is choose your preferred color,
and if specified, the color of the hardware. All our products are custom made to
order and on average the manufacturing lead time is around 4 weeks.
2. What are the differences in the types of ostrich
The characteristic quill or feather sockets of
ostrich leather make it very easily distinguishable as one of the most sought
after and luxurious leathers in the world. For the ultimate in status the
handbag or wallet should be made in "Full quill". This is when the front and
rear are completely covered in quill. The gussets and handles may have
leather from the smooth part of the ostrich skin or areas with smaller quill.
This is totally acceptable. "Half quill" or "semi quill" is the term used to
describe an ostrich leather product made with the front covered in quill and the
rear may only be partially or half covered covered with quill. Using less of the
premium quill area allows us to produce ostrich handbags or wallets at a far
lower cost to the consumer.
3. Should I be concerned if a new ostrich
leather product has small lines or blemishes on the surface?
Ostriches are bred in a wild and natural enviroment
and markings such as scars, insect bites and small wrinkles are natural
charcteristics of genuine ostrich leather. This is an indication of the
authenticity of the leather, and should not be considered a defect. Actually, it
should be considered a "mark" of true genuine ostrich leather.
4. Why can the price of an ostrich leather
handbag vary so much?
The biggest cost component in the creation of an
ostrich leather bag is the leather. The better the grade and the higher the
quality of the ostrich leather used, the higher the cost of the final product.
Also, with ostrich leather, depending on whether the item is made in Full quill
or Half quill, it will have a great impact on the overall status and as a result
its price. More premium leather is used to make a Full quill handbag, hence, it
costs more than a Half quill ostrich handbag.
5. How can I care for my ostrich leather
handbag or ostrich wallet.?
Contrary to popular belief, leather actually reuires
very little care or cleaning. Should the need arise to clean your ostrich
leather product, we recommend wiping it with a dry, soft white cloth, free of
detergent. We do not recommend any type of chemicals or conditioners. Oil stains
should immeditely be sprinkled with talcum powder. Allow to stand and brush off
excess when dry.
Simply protecting from dust, and cleaning up spots
when they occur should help keep your handbag looking good for its expected
life. Please remember that leather is a natural material that can change its
appearances as it ages. Take care to store your handbags in the cloth bags
provided and keep them away from light, both natural and artificial as well as
direct heat and dust. Ink will permanently mark the ostrich