It doesn't happen very often, but small accidents can happen with your Ines Gloves... they can get caught on sharp objects or they can simply become ripped after lots and lots of use. Leather glue can be used to repair small tears, making them flexible and virtually invisible with a few easy steps. Once an entire glove finger is lost, unfortunately, that glove is destined for retirement. However, keep your gloves going a little longer with a few easy steps for tears 1 - 2 inches in length...
1. Carefully place the glove onto your hand, exposing the torn area. Apply a small amount of leather glue onto a popsicle stick, and rub the glue onto the edges of the torn leather. Avoid having the glue run onto the glove lining.
2. Press and hold both sides of the tear area together and hold tightly. Continue doing this for about 30 seconds or until the glue has completely dried. Wipe away any excess glue with a soft, dampened cloth.
3. Carefully remove the glove from your hand and let it dry completely over the course of 24 hours. If you want complete invisibility, a small amount of leather filler can be placed around the tear area. However, if you are careful and very patient, gluing the tear back together can make it virtually invisible.
4. Apply leather conditioner to your repaired glove to ensure that it is soft, supple and new again. This will also prevent tears from happening again.
Whether my short every day glace gloves, my sensual past elbow gloves, or my sensual shoulder high gloves, an area of torn leather can easily be repaired provided that it is small. Ines Gloves are made from the highest quality leather, and are meant to last a lifetime. Like anything, however, proper care is necessary to ensure long life.