Leather and Suede Cleaning – Westchester, NY

Get your leather and suede cleaned by professionals

Leather and suede clothing represent a significant investment in any wardrobe, so it’s important to properly clean these garments to avoid discoloration, shrinkage, and other damage. Thankfully, with today’s cleaning techniques, it’s safer to clean leather and suede than it was in the past, but it’s still advisable to use an experienced leather cleaning service, like what we offer at Embassy Cleaners, to care for your items properly.

Cleaning leather and suede vs. manufactured fabrics

Leather and suede garments are usually thicker and more durable than other fabrics, and the cleaning technique required is significantly different from what manufactured fabrics require. While modern wools, cotton, and synthetic fabrics have become relatively uniform in quality, each leather and suede garment is unique because they come from individual animals. Leather and suede stretches, cracks, peels, and shrinks, and can lose their natural or dyed colors when worn frequently. Leather and suede clothing won’t withstand cleaning with the same resilience as manufactured and standardized fabrics. Without the proper cleaning technique, leather and suede clothing is easy to irreversibly damage, which makes handling it a precise and delicate process. Embassy Cleaners understands this process well and works carefully to clean and restore your leather and suede clothing to the best possible condition.

The custom fit of leather and suede clothing

Over time, as you wear leather and suede clothing, it adjusts to fit your particular body shape, similar to how shoes gradually adjust to conform to your feet. Depending on the type of garment, leather and suede clothing endures scuffing, scraping, wear and tear, spills, drips, water, dirt, grease, and a variety of other damaging conditions. Many view leather jackets as “rugged” clothing and treat them as such when worn for riding motorcycles and other outdoor activities. Unfortunately, such rugged wear takes a toll on the garment, and it eventually requires cleaning and even repair. Expecting suede or leather clothing to return to its original condition after cleaning is usually unrealistic because of the way it becomes “broken in.”

Special cleaning considerations for suede and leather clothing

When it’s time to clean your leather and/or suede clothing, using Embassy Cleaners’ experienced leather cleaning service is the best course of action. Common problems that can occur when cleaning leather and suede yourself include wrinkles, texture changes, shrinkage, and color changes.

Traditional dry cleaning of leather and suede clothing doesn’t generally yield good results, and the last thing you want is for your items to be unwearable. Leather and suede garments that consist of two matching or coordinating pieces must be cleaned together to avoid any variation in texture or color than can result from even the best leather cleaning process.

Cleaning leather and suede properly is an intricate process because it doesn’t function like other natural and manufactured fabrics. The same cleaning techniques used for cottons, silks, and synthetic fabrics are either ineffective or damaging to leather and suede clothing, and it doesn’t make sense to waste your investment. Trust your leather and suede clothing to the expert cleaning services offered by Embassy Cleaners, and protect, preserve, and restore them for years of comfortable and fashionable wear.

Get your leather and suede cleaned by professionals