Love your Hides in Hand and they will love you back! Read on to learn how to keep your leatherware looking great for years to come. 

And yes, our moccasins look that good.



The Moose and Deerskin leathers that we receive from the tannery are not treated with waxes or coatings. This is why the leather is so naturally soft and luxurious, and ultimately why you fell in love with us.

Yes... the leathers can be washed and are not afraid of the water, but fading and discoloration can occur and change the look of your product. However, this does not affect its durability. It simply adds a more worn-in look to your moccasins or bag. Just think of the animals' natural outdoor habitat. Moose hide and deerskin becomes more beautiful as they age.

The natural oils from our hands enhances the beauty of these leathers. Do not be alarmed at any first sight of markings or wear. Our products look beautiful when brand new, of course, but they look better with age. They patina and age nicely.

Note: Ink from pens are permanent and be aware of those brand new jeans you bought as the dye will come off onto your new handbag. Refer to the washing instructions of heavily dyed garments that you may own.


We suggest applying a good quality leather spray to your items to add longevity and to waterproof the item if needed. We do not recommend using Dubbin Oil. The bright colour leathers we use 'might' have some colour transfer. Don't be alarmed by this - this is normal and there is nothing to be worried about. The tannery has worked hard to get the colours right through the leather and not just applied to the surface.

If you are feeling courageous, our lighter coloured items can be handwashed. Immerse completely in a cold water bath, use a mild soap (or even hair shampoo) and wash thoroughly. Make sure to rinse really well and leave to air dry. Your item can be placed in the dryer for a few minutes to finish drying off. Using the dryer is not recommended for any of our crepe soled moccasins.


These are easy to wash. Place them in your regular wash and dry cycle. Turn the liners inside out before you wash them. This will refresh the pile. After a few seasons, it's recommended to replace your mitts with new liners. They'll feel like brand new mitts all over again.

Hides in Hand


Retail Location
132 Main St
Erin, Ontario
N0B 1T0

Head Office (No retail sales at this location)
14321 5th Line Nassagaweya
Rockwood, Ontario
N0B 2K0

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