Material Care


Every cowhide we utilize for our ANEW STUDIO accessories is inherently unique, exhibiting variations in color, texture and markings. Item's leather will naturally develop a distinctive patina with regular use, reflecting the user's individuallity.

First, we recommend applying a commercial-grade protective spray treatment, such as Collonil 1909 Supreme Protect Spray, to prevent general staining of the leather before initial use. We then recommend using it two to three times a year. Once treated, maintenance becomes easier over time.

Note: While there are many protective treatment products available, we've found success with Collonil 1909 Supreme Protect Spray. Keep in mind that no product can guarantee 100% waterproofing or stain-proofing. ANEW STUDIO is not responsible for application or resulting stains made by customers. Always follow the product's directions and contact the manufacturer with any questions.

Additional care

  • Magic sponge erasers work wonders on cleaning up leather. Lightly use the sponge to wipe away dirt and grime, being careful not to apply too much pressure.
  • Alternatively, create a cleaning solution by combining equal parts white vinegar and warm water. Dampen a washcloth with the solution, then gently buff the stain away. Avoid getting the leather too wet, as it may cause damage.
  • When not in use, store your item in one of our provided dust bags away from direct sunlight. For long-term care and maintenance, consider consulting a leather care professional.


Some silks are washable, for others dry-cleaning is recommended. If in doubt check the care label in your clothing. When the care label is no longer present–as may be the case with vintage garments–test to see if your silk is color-fast. The easiest way to do this is to wet a small area of the fabric with a little bit of water (ideally somewhere which won’t be immediately obvious if it goes wrong!) and take a cotton bud to the wet area. By gently pressing, not rubbing, you will see whether or not the cotton bud picked up any color residues. If it did, your silk will need to go to the dry cleaners. However, if your test returned a clean swab, you can go ahead and hand wash your silk as per the below instructions.


Washing silk

First, you’ll want to pre-treat any stains with a 50/50 mixture of silk detergent and water. Soak a cotton bud with the solution, and gently rub into the stained area–don’t rub too vigorously, always handle silk with care! Second, you can add a silk detergent–use one specifically created for silk or delicate garments–to some lukewarm water and gently swirl your garment in the water for approx 4-5 minutes for small lengths of silk. Otherwise, larger garments may be soaked for up to 30 minutes. Rinse well, squeeze out surplus moisture by rolling in a towel and hang to dry. Never soak, boil, bleach or wring silk or leave it crumpled in a towel. 

Dry silk away from the sun or direct heat. Crepes and most wild silks should be ironed when dry and others when slightly (and evenly) damp. Do not iron with steam or re-damp the silk locally, as water staining may occur. If this happens, dip the garment in warm water for 2-3 minutes, dry and re-iron. Store your silk garment in a cool, dark and dry place with adequate air circulation. 


Denim products are extremely durable and suited for long-term use without compromising their textile integrity. The cotton used in denim contains 90-95% cellulose, which is prone to damage over extended periods of exposure to high temperatures and oxygenated air. Store your denim in a cool, dark place where there is little to no direct sun exposure for a better preservation of color and structure. Denim products should be kept away from humid and mold-prone environments. 

Despite being highly durable, denim should not be frequently washed. Instead, wash in considerable intervals with as little detergent as possible. The after-wash processes are crucial in preserving denim. Machine drying damages the denim composition and should not be used regularly, if at all. Hanging your denim to air dry is the best way to ensure longevity. 

For more information on caring for your ANEW (STUDIO) products, please contact us at hello[at]