Leashes & Collars
We ourselves have two real bastards who take every puddle and every bad mud hole with them.
Thank God Tau is super easy to care for.
Just throw the leash or collar in the sink, rinse off the worst of the dirt and then scrub off the rope with a small hand brush and a little of your normal hand soap. Hang up, wait 1-2 hours, done!ツ
We don't put any of our collars and leashes in the washing machine - just for the sake of our washing machine, I don't think it would be so happy with the carabiners thrown around. Even the leather rigging wouldn't be sooo happy with a long wash cycle.
Fat leather leashes & collars
Oiled leather products are "naturally" very easy to care for.
Basically, it is sufficient if you rub the leash or collar with a damp cloth and hang it open.
Attention! Leather products must never be placed on the heater - always dry at room temperature!
If necessary, you can refresh your greased leather products with greased leather oil (no leather grease - this would make them slippery and also no vegetable oil - the fatty acids contained in it would damage the leather). But you will notice that this is not really necessary and that your oiled leather leashes and collars will just become nicer and even softer over time.
Please bear in mind that the color of the oiled leather darkens considerably when treated with leather oil and - depending on the color - can also give off color pigments.