Authentic leather is pricey, and not everyone can afford it. Not to mention that some people won’t buy it due to the fact that it comes from animals which had to die so that people could buy leather items. Therefore, faux leather is a more common option. If you have faux leather items you should know how to properly take care of them.
To properly wash or clean faux leather, you should start by checking the label because faux leather items can be made of various types of fabrics.
You can safely use white vinegar and olive oil. You can also use diluted vodka. But it might be best to test it first on an area where if something goes wrong, it won’t show.
If it’s really dirty you can hand wash it. Use a spay bottle where you diluted liquid laundry detergent in water. inside the tub or shower, spray the jacket or whatever faux leather item you wish to clean. Gently wipe it with a sponge or soft cloth, and rinse generously with cold water.
If you have a gentle cycle on your washing machine, you can use that on cold water. Just make sure you don’t use too much detergent. You can even skip this step to make sure that nothing happens to the faux leather.
Using cold water and a small amount of detergent, or white vinegar and olive oil you can clean faux leather boots, purses, jackets or leggings.
A useful tip, if you opt for washing the faux leather in the washing machine, is to turn it inside out if possible. This reduces the contact between the faux leather and detergent, given that most items made of faux leather have an inner lining made of regular fabric.
Another tip is to make sure that you give it its natural shape before placing it to dry.