Louenhide Bags Care Guide

Keeping Your Louenhide Bag Looking Beautiful

Understanding how to care for your Louenhide bag will increase its longevity. The longevity of any handbag will depend on many factors including how often it is used, care taken during use, and exposure to heat, moisture and sunlight. Here are some tips in getting the longest possible lifespan out of your gorgeous new Louenhide handbag. Genuine manufacturing faults are usually detected within a 3-month warranty period.

Vegan Leather/ Polyurethane Material Care Guide

Our range of handbags and accessories are crafted from vegan leather; a synthetic man-made fabric also known as PU (polyurethane). Chosen predominately for the ease and functionality of keeping clean, our vegan leather products are also suitable for those who choose not to use traditional leather products. If you’d like to learn more about what Louenhide bags are made of, you can scroll further down the page.

We recommend that you use your Louenhide bag frequently to extend the life of your bag. To properly care for your beautiful Louenhide accessory, please consider the following steps when caring for your product:

 Waterproof before use with a good-quality protector.

 Store in a cool, dry place where air can circulate, and your product is away from direct sunlight.

 Air your PU product every couple of weeks to limit the chance of mould.

 Try not to over-fill your Louenhide bag, as carrying less weight will lengthen the life of your handbag and provide less stress on the handles.

 If your product gets wet, remove any residual water immediately with a paper towel and leave it to air dry naturally.

 PU/Vegan Leather products may produce colour transfer when damp or wet. Please ensure you are cautious when wearing with light coloured clothing.

 Please be mindful that lighter coloured bags are prone to absorbing other dyes from clothing (like denim), so take care when wearing them together.

Handbag Cleaning Tips

To properly care for your Louenhide bags, follow these tips:


 Use a light surface spray, baby wipes, ‘Morning Fresh’ detergent, or a slightly damp cloth with warm water to clean off any dirt or dust.

 For stubborn marks or grease stains, use a sparse amount of eucalyptus oil or gumption on a clean cloth and rub gently.

 To clean the inside lining of your bag, we recommend using baby wipes or ‘Morning Fresh’ detergent.

 To clean Suedette PU bags, gently use a baby wipe and soft brush against the grain to remove any marks.

What are Louenhide Bags Made Of?

All Louenhide bags and accessories are created using high quality polyurethane textiles, also generally referred to by the term, Vegan Leather. Polyurethane is a synthetic polymer and often defined as vegan leather for the simple reason that it is derived from a non-animal source.

Our collections are designed using synthetic polymer fabrics for the external surface, in a range of embossed textures. Louenhide is proud to release our first Recycled Range in 2022, which is constructed from GRS Certified Recycled PU and Polyester. We are on a continuous journey to find improved and innovative fabrics and processes that provide more sustainable choices for our customers.

Louenhide is founded on the belief that everyday essentials like handbags and accessories need to be functional, stylish and accessible to every woman, every day. Selecting fabrics and materials that appeal to our customers style and beliefs is a key focus and design inspiration. Louenhide bags are designed to be used every day. Polyurethane fabrics are versatile, hard wearing and easy to keep clean, plus they are an affordable alternative to leather handbags. The fabrication and exterior polymer coating are designed to increase the bags longevity, protecting the surface from fading, permanent marking, and reducing wear. Learn more about caring for your Louenhide handbag by viewing our Care Guide.

We are committed to taking meaningful steps towards implementing more sustainable practices throughout our supply chain, without compromising our brand promise: Timeless, Trusted, Authentic, Accessible.

Polyurethane Vegan Leather

97% of our bag range is made using REACH compliant polyurethane vegan leather. REACH certification ensures safe use and prohibition of toxic chemicals.

Recycled PU Range

Louenhide’s Recycled Range has been made from GRS Certified Recycled materials, which are sourced from both pre and post consumer waste inputs (manufacturing waste, recycled plastic).   

  • Main Body Fabric: 40% Recycled Polyester, 18% Recycled Polyurethane (GRS Certified), 37% Polyurethane, 5% Calcium Carbonate (chalk)
  • Lining Fabric: 100% GRS Certified Recycled Polyester
  • Webbing Straps: 100% Certified Recycled Polyester