Discover ALIKA + Suedebird

ALIKA + Suedebird

Suedebird is a Swedish brand focused on premium quality. The inspiration comes from the Swedish nature but these accessories have all the features that is needed for a life in the city. Suedebird creates design for people who aspire to follow their own unique path in life and for those who want to express their individuality by the way they carry an accessory.

The Suedebird range is developed to manage ruff handling with its 16oz heavy waxed cotton canvas and oiled full leather details. Their products are meant to be used every day, anywhere, in all situations.

Why Alika picked Suedebird?

Just because we fell in love with the firm quality of the leather. All products are designed according to our lifestyle. You can use them in your free time or for professional meanings. Suedebird items are highly convenient and will guide you anywhere.  

Care instructions

Please read these important care instructions when using Suedebird products.

COTTON CANVAS

Suedebird uses a 16oz heavy waxed canvas. The wax will rise to the surface with use and handling, creating streaks and shade variations that will accumulate and create a look specific to each piece. Most owners appreciate and enjoy this feature of waxed canvas, but marks can be minimized by applying medium heat from a hair dryer to soften the wax so that it sinks back into the canvas.

LEATHER

Their leathers are free of CFC, PCB, PCP, formaldehyde and are dyed with colours that comply with the AZO and other European regulations. The major part of the leathers they use is being pre-tanned with trivalent chromium salts, which are harmless to health, during the first tanning stage. With the retanning the chrome content is being extracted out of the leather to a high percentage again and replaced by vegetal tanning agents, like e.g. bark.

Chrome tanning enables the production of especially soft leathers and increases the durability. Only by means of extreme heat or mistakes during the tanning trivalent chromium compounds might turn to the unhealthy chromium VI. Combining the chrome tanning with the vegetal tanning reduces the possibility of chromium VI creation immensely. For guaranteeing their leather to be free from hazardous substances they are regularly controlled by the laboratories of “Bureau Veritas”.

If the leather has become dirty, clean it gently with a light moistened sponge and some mild soap if necessary. Apply leather grease or leather balm if the leather looks or feels dry. Use a small amount and apply a thin and even layer, for example with a sponge. Wipe off the excess with a clean and dry cloth. Always try first on a small inconspicuous surface to see how the color changes before you treat the whole bag. Note that greasing will also soften the leather a bit. Suedebird recommends to use a natural product. 

Beware of light clothing as leather colour may come off with friction, sweat and water.