Leather and suede are
versatile, yet expensive products, therefore proper care is essential
to maintain them. We therefore recommend leather cleaning every three
years or whenever a stain occurs. At LA Leather Cleaners we offer a wide
array of services. If you do not see the service you need on this page,
give us a call at (310) 677-2982. We love new challenges.
& Suede Cleaning | Purse & Handbag |
Alterations & Resizing | Fur
Cleaning & Repair
Rug Cleaning & Restoration | Wedding
Gown Preservation | Beaded & Sequined
| Leather Furniture
Because leather is an expensive investment,
proper care is essential to maintaining leather products. Having
your leather cleaned by a leather specialist helps make it last
longer. In general leather cleaning is recommended every three years
or when you spill something on it. Addressing spills in a timely
manner is important because age makes it harder to remove leather
spots and stains. And even when your leather looks clean the skins
probably have dirt particles in them.
Inspection. When we receive your leather garment for cleaning,
we first do a thorough inspection to determine its condition for
cleaning and repairs. This includes determining the type of leather,
the composition and makeup of a spot or stain and any visible damage
to the garment. There are many different kinds of leather and what
works well on some leathers do not necessarily work well on others.
Treatment of spots and stains. Spots and stains are then treated
by hand using a wide range of spotting agents and techniques. The
choice of cleaning agents and technique is determined by the type
of stain and the type of leather. Stains such as ink, grease, food,
beverage, soil, paint, blood, rust, mold and mildew are treated
differently. A 100% removal of any stain cannot be guaranteed but
over the years we have found much success in treating even the most
stubborn stains. We also make sure that stains are removed safely
without noticeably altering the appearance of your leather garment.
Cleaning. Your leather garment then goes through advanced
dry cleaning and wet cleaning to remove soils and impurities. At
the same time, this process restores the natural oil and waxes that
are essential to prolonging the garment's longevity.
Finishing. The garment is dried and a careful inspection
is made after the cleaning process. It is then pressed, resized
and reshaped using mild heat.
Color restoration. If your garment needs re-coloring, we
apply a pigment blended carefully to match the color of your garment
and designed for the type of leather your garment is composed of.
Repairs. If your leather garment needs repairs, our repair technicians
are on hand to complete the repair in a timely manner. We repair
cuts and tears on your garment, replace damaged zippers, replace
or tighten buttons, repair damages to the leather skin, replace
or repair worn or damaged linings and other related services.
Your cleaned garment is then inspected again to ensure that our
work is done with the highest quality possible.
With the prices
of designer handbags and purses skyrocketing, it makes sense,
now more than
ever, to take care of your handbag investments.
Cleaning of leather, suede and fabric bags
are all possible using our handbag and purse cleaning craftspepole.
Handbags can be restored to an almost new
condition in most cases. Fabric, leather and suede are all individually
cleaned by hand. Color matching and leather restoration is also
undertaken. In those
processes, dye is reintroduced to the skin to make it look brand
Added protection is given to the exterior
of each handbag to help with stain resistance after every cleaning.
Minor repairs can also be made to your handbags
as well. We have cleaned handbags made by:
Gucci, Prada, Burberry, Chanel, Coach and many others.
LA Leather Cleaners provide alterations,
resizing and repair services for your garments. We do a wide range
of quality alterations from minor repairs to major adjustments.
These include zipper and button replacement, repair or replacement
of worn or damaged linings, restoring or resizing garments as your
body and style changes, shortening or lengthening your garment as
needed or desired, replacement of damaged skins with new ones, repairs
of cuts, rips, tears and holes, and many more. At LA Leather Cleaners
we do our best to extend the life of your favorite garment.
repair done by LA Leather craftsmen. Click on image for enlargement
Reweaving / Reknitting
Three type of reweaving are done at L.A.
- French Invisible Method can be
done on very small holes no larger than a dime. It is a very long
and tedious method where threads are taken from an inside seam
of the garment and actually hand woven in and out of all other
threads in order to close the hole and make it invisible
- Inweave(block) is the method where
a piece of material is taken from a part of the garment where
it will not be noticed. The four sides of this piece are unraveled
and the end are rewoven into the garment. This method can be done
on almost any sized hole .
- Reknitting can be done on knitted
fabrics only such as sweathers, double knits or wool knits.
At LA Leather Cleaners we clean, condition
and help preserve your fur coat and other fur garments. Because
fur is also a precious investment it demands plenty of care and
protection. Especially after usage during winter months, your fur
coat will be contaminated with dirt, dust, salt and other destructive
elements. Before putting your fur garment into storage we recommend
that you have it inspected and cleaned to keep it fresh for the
next season. Bring it immediately for repairs whenever you notice
a small tear or seem opening. If not attended to in timely fashion,
these seemingly minor problems can later lead to heavier damage
resulting in costlier repairs and replacement.
When you bring in your fur garment for cleaning and repairs it first
goes through a thorough inspection. We then clean your fur by hand
to remove dust, dirt, soil, body salt and oils and other stains.
Stains are also removed from the linings. It is further cleaned
using a process to remove any remaining dirt and conditioned by
using a process known as glazing. Glazing helps restore the luster
of fur after it has been cleaned and replaces some of the oils so
that the furs do not get stiff.
We also do repairs on the smallest rip or tear to a replacement
of a complete section or lining. Finally we do a thorough inspection
before delivering your cleaned garment back.
Your area or sheep skin rugs are given
special care and attention at LA Leather Cleaners. We first determine
the condition of each rug, looking for stains, spots, dirt, dust,
grime, molds, tear, damage and odors. This helps determine the appropriate
cleaning and repair technique and procedure to use. Special tools
and compressed air are used to remove dust, dirt and grime that
might lie buried deep in the carpet. Spots, stains and other remaining
dirt are removed by pre-washing the rug using spotting techniques.
(Discoloration and fading due to wear or chemical reaction is irreversible,
however.) Our deodorizing treatment at the time of cleaning can
also help eliminate minor odor problems created by pets. We then
gently dry and groom your rug after cleaning to restore its natural
As with leather and furs, it is important to arrange for the early
repair of your rug, before any further damage is done. Repairs to
rugs are often simple if done at the earliest possible opportunity.
These repairs include fixing tears and holes, reweaving lost ends,
repairing water rot, repairing moth damage, re-fringing and binding.
Most brides treasure their wedding gowns
and will choose to preserve them. Since they were worn only one
day and may not appear to be soiled, wedding gowns are often stored
in the closet or in a container box right after the wedding. Unfortunately,
the gown is already soiled to some degree by perspiration and body
oils and may contain not-so-visible stains which could set in and
become much more difficult or even impossible to remove later on.
Sugar-type stains and salt stains cannot be removed by ordinary
dry cleaning and could cause unsightly brownish marks later on and
even damage the fabric. To ensure that your gown is preserved for
years to come, have your gown cleaned and preserved professionally
right after your wedding.
Once you bring your wedding gown to LA Leather
Cleaners we carefully inspect it for stains, wear and tear, age,
discoloration, etc. This will help us determine the most suitable
method of cleaning. Our methods will remove oils and visible stains
as well as stains that are not visible to the naked eye. As mentioned
earlier the latter can cause discoloration and even deterioration
of the fabric if left untreated. We will also clean other memorabilia
that you wish to include with your gown such as shoes, veil, garter,
bouquet and ring pillow among others.
After cleaning, the gown is prepared
for placing in a special storage box. It is carefully pressed, folded
and inserted into the preservation box. We take special care in
folding your garment, making sure not to create tight creases that
will leave a permanent mark on the fabric. Our storage boxes are
acid-free. After your gown is carefully placed inside the preservation
box, the box is sealed and the oxygen is removed through a process
designed to prevent oxidization. The whole process protects the
wedding gown against dust, infestation, oxidizing and "yellowing."
Exceptional garments with intricate beaded
and sequined items require special care to continue looking its
best. Many local cleaners do not want to handle items with beads
and sequin because they lack the necessary expertise and experience
and are afraid to damage the garment. We do this all the time at
t LA Leather Cleaners. Not only do we clean or repair your beaded
or sequined garments but we treat your item with utmost care and
attention to detail. We carefully inspect each garment to determine
the most appropriate cleaning material and method. We then employ
gentle methods of cleaning that are safe for beaded and sequined
items. You do not have to worry about discolored or melted beads
and sequins with us. We treat your beaded and sequined garments
with the loving care and respect they deserve.
LA Leather Cleaners will restore the beauty
and condition of your leather furniture. We clean, refurbish and
repair your leather and suede furniture. We eliminate molds and
mildew, remove dirt, spots and stains, treat cracks, tears and holes,
eliminate foul odors and restore natural oils and colors to your
treasured leather chairs and couches.
To clean your leather furniture our technicians first remove spots,
dirt and stains. This is a process carefully done using equipment
and materials that are selected depending on the kind of damage
to and the type of leather. Next we fill and restore cracks, holes
and tears and touch up worn areas on the furniture. This step not
only improves the appearance of the leather but also increases its
Natural oils are restored to smoothen and soften the leather and
to prevent drying and cracking. Colors are re-tinted to give a "like
new" appearance to the furniture and to allow the leather to
breather and retain a soft and pliable texture. To end the process,
a clear finish is applied to protect against soiling and to protect
the surface color.