Leather resists stains, so a clean, dry cloth or slightly damp cloth will take care of most spots and spills. Keep use of water to a minimum, and avoid soaps, polishes and cleaning products. This leather is a natural material - minor flaws and imperfections are characteristic of these materials and methods, and only add to the beauty and uniqueness of each of our Poufs.
Don’t worry if your new leather Pouf has a strong smell, it is due to this natural, harmless, tanning process. Since no chemicals have been used to seal in the dye, what you smell are the raw ingredients. Please be assured that the scent will fade quickly once the Poufs have had a chance to air out. Heat can draw the smell from the leather so you may want to keep your Poufs initially in a cool and airy place.
You can stuff your Pouf with almost anything, from polystyrene balls to old clothing and fabrics. It is an eco-friendly way to use up materials you may have stored at home which are waiting to be recycled.
1. Ensure the material you are using is clean & thoroughly dry.
2. Unzip the Pouf using the zipper located on the under side & open it out to it’s full shape.
3. Start by first filling the sides at the top of your Pouf to ensure that all the corners are fully stuffed. This will prevent dimples and bumps in the finished Pouf.
4. Continue stuffing evenly - add a layer of stuffing and push it down firmly (again, ensuring that the sides and seams are fully filled out) before moving on to add another layer. Continue until the Pouf is full.
5. Before zipping shut, place a piece of fabric or heavy paper between the stuffing and the zipper, so that tiny pieces of stuffing and/or dust do not work their way through the zipper.
Please avoid over-filling your Pouf as this could put strain on the zip when closing. The stuffing in the Pouf will settle or pack down over time and more filling can then be added if so desired.