This design is made of soft suede and mat black vegetable tanned Italian grain leather. If you happen to accidentally scratch the surface of the leather, delicately moisten the scrape and rub, this will smooth it away. Once in a while, you can apply an avocado or bee wax-based leather care detergent. Suede should not be greased in any way or excessively moisturized. You can apply a dedicated suede cleaning brush. Do not allow the leather to be drenched, this can lead to dyeing clothes and damage. If the leather does get wet, wipe it quickly using a dry cloth. Do not use a hair dryer or heater. Do not allow contact with perfume, chemicals, etc. Do not expose the bag to excessive sunlight as this may lead to permanent discoloration.