Product Care – ABBY ALLEY

About Your Brass Jewelry

Did you know almost 90% of the world's brass is recycled? All of the brass we use is locally sourced by our artisan partners in Kenya. It is a metal alloy of copper and zinc - a sustainable and durable option for jewelry. As natural materials do, brass will develop a patina over time, but can always be brought back to its original shine. 

To polish your brass, you can use the polishing cloth included in your order. Another great option is Brasso. If you'd like to DIY a cleaning solution, mix lemon juice and baking soda into a paste. Rub onto the surface of the jewelry with a cloth. Then gently rinse and buff dry with a clean cloth.

To keep your brass in tip top shape, remove jewelry before exercise, showering, or before sleeping, and store it jewelry in the cloth bag it came in away from extreme heat or moisture. 

 

About your Leather Bag

Our Kenyan vegetable tanned leather is a classic leather that ages beautifully. Our leather is sourced locally by our partners in Kenya and is a by-product of the meat industry. Vegetable tanned leather is produced by using natural tannins. Read more about that here.

To spot clean your bag, use a damp cloth to rub saddle soap into the leather and work soap into a lather. Wipe away lather and allow to air dry. Then, oil leather with a leather preservative such as mink oil. Let water spills dry out naturally. High-heat will dry out the leather.