At Vibys, we use ethically sourced leather and residual leather from footwear industry (suede, nubuck, full grain leather, fish leather) - and ornate it with delicate beadwork and embroidery.
We want to share our care tips and knowledge when it comes to looking after your Vibys shoes and bags, so they remain in the best possible condition after your little one has worn them on special events.
Suede and Nubuck
Full Grain Leather
We use fish leather from Baltic Sea Salmon, Trout and Perch. It is considered an eco-luxury leather alternative due to the fact that it is sourced as a by-product of the fishing industry. The sea-leather has a distinctive scale pattern, it is incredibly strong and durable, yet light in weight and smells like regular leather, and the more it’s worn – the better it looks.
The fish leather has been treated with a thin protective coat to protect the scale pockets and stop them from lifting when in contact with other surfaces. Clean it with a dry or a very lightly moistened cloth in the direction of the scales without any vigorous rubbing or scrubbing.
Beaded, Embroidered & Stitched Details
The elaborate decorative details - for example floral ornaments and tassels - on Vibys shoes and mini bags are handmade and delicate, they are designed to be worn on special occasion, not everyday. We use a variety of dazzling beads, sequins and crystals, silk, lace and leather to create our embellishments. With hand beading and embroidery each embellishment is unique and created with care and attention to detail.
Details can be gently cleaned with a soft, slightly damp cloth and left to dry. Protect them from water and humidity and avoid heat.
When your little one has finished wearing the shoes it’s best to pop them into a protective Vibys dust bag that comes with every pair of Vibys shoes.
If you need some advice about care and repairs, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to help.