Having a faux leather book bag can be a wonderful experience, it’s very affordable yet it looks so stylish and beautiful, however, when it comes to durability, I’m sure that you have heard so many horrible stories about them!
Stories like they tear very easily, especially under a lot of weight, and that they start cracking after just one year of use!
Unfortunately, all these stories are true and as a faux leather artisan, I work with this fabric every single day of my life, and let me tell you that if you don’t take good care of your book bag; it will start cracking and peeling as well very easily.
The first thing you should do in order to avoid this is to avoid the real damage causes.
It’s not a question of putting weight in your faux leather book bag rather than a question of putting too many things!
When you put so many things in your faux leather book bag, pressure is going to start building up, and then, the lining is going to start suffering and, which is even worse, the fibers in the fabric are going to start cracking and tearing, these micro tears are going to result in bigger ones with time, and they will never stop increasing in size!
My advice is to never exceed the recommended weight, and to not overload your faux leather book bag under no circumstance.
Now, let me tell you about some amazing techniques to keep it away from tearing and cracking easily:
Keep it away from heat!
Heat is also a very devastating condition which accelerates the tearing process, especially if you are putting your faux leather book bag under a lot of pressure and stress, and the best thing you can do is to avoid putting it near radiators, direct sunlight, and other heat sources, and next time you are thinking about walking out, think about putting your book bag away from sunlight, it’s a very dangerous source of stress to faux leather.
What products to use in order to avoid tearing and cracking?
From my experience, the best product I’ve found is called Blue Magic 850 Leather Cream Conditioner, it gives faux leather much more durability, strength, and also resistance to different elements and conditions.
Just apply it every three or six months, it’s more than enough to keep your faux leather book bag looking amazing and crack and peel free.