Our Materials

Kay Dané Uses Genuine Leather and Suede!
Product Care 

CARE – recommended care for Lambskin is…Lamb skin tends to absorb stains, so first you want to apply a Leather Protectant before first wear to minimize stain absorption.

CLEANING 1. start with a water-soluble PH neutral cleaner. 2. Apply to cloth, not directly onto leather. 3. Work cloth or brush (for more stubborn stains) in a circular motion. 4. Follow up with a Conditioner (natural), working in the same way as cleaner.
Suede – Suede is a very delicate material and does not have the durability that is characteristic of leather. It easily absorbs liquids and is difficult to clean. Always protect suede with stain guard and take it to the dry cleaner or to a leather-specific cleaner to be processed.
Waterproof your suede product BEFORE its wear. Use a suede waterproofing spray to protect the entire area. You should re-proof it each year when you get your gloves out of storage. Make sure that the gloves are as clean as possible beneath the spray so that you do not seal in dirt or grime.
Tips on How to Store –
Stash your gloves in their original dust bag. Keep the dust-bagged product in its original box, along with packets of silica gel so your gloves don’t get damp.
Air once every two weeks to halt the growth of mold. “
Kay Dané Vegan Materials!
Vegan Leather and Vegan Suede
Various vegan leathers and Vegan Suede are used for our  production.
These artificial leathers are synthetic and no animal materials are used.
Speaking scientifically, these materials are called Polyvinylchloride (PVC) and Polyurethane (PU). PU has been determined less harmful for the environment than PVC.  Whenever possible, we use PU.

 

Faux Patent Leather and Patent Pleather

This is usually made out of the same materials as the Faux Leather above, but usually has a glossy or shiny appearance. Dirt adhering to the shiny coating can be removed with a damp cloth, using a mild soap if needed.

For our Suedes, we use vegan alternatives made from microfiber. Faux Suede, Microsuede and Microfiber

These are fabrics that are often manufactured with a brushed finish to resemble real suede. These products often provide a similar look and feel to suede, but can have advantages such as increased liquid or stain resistance and the fact that an animal did not have to suffer to make it. It is usually a knit blend fabric with a soft finish, but is easily distinguishable from actual suede leather.

Microsuede is less durable than suede. This material is not suitable for heavy wear or harsh weather conditions when it is used to make boots or shoes. It is also not suitable for wearing in wet weather. Some artificial suede may be cleaned with a damp cloth, but we recommend trying it in a less conspicuous spot first.

 

Denim

A sturdy cotton warp-faced textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces a diagonal ribbing that distinguishes it from cotton duck. The most common denim is indigo denim, in which the warp thread is dyed, while the weft thread is left white.

 

Neoprene Blends

For those who are unfamiliar with neoprene, this material is often used to create scuba-diving and surfing wetsuits or laptop slip covers due to the fact that it maintains its flexibility over a wide variety of temperatures and it displays an enormous amount of chemical stability.

Our neoprene is 90% polyester and 10% Spandex and has a luxuriously rich feeling.