Care Instructions for Halo Wholesale Collections
CARING FOR LEATHER
Featured in our Free Hand, Fat Luxe, and Glide collections, Halo leathers are typically aniline, ensuring that the natural richness and feel of the leather’s original surface is maintained and celebrated as much as possible. Real leather is a natural product and as such, will often bear the hallmarks of its origin. Characteristics including scars, branding marks, creases and areas of grain variance are not detrimental to the durability of the product, they emphasise that authentic hides have been used rather than printed reproductions.
The natural and uncoated finish of our leathers may acquire marks or colour discrepancies through wear and tear, for example when coming into contact with belt buckles or studding. This is normal and enriches the leather’s character and individuality over time.
Halo offers a variety of leathers with different textures and finishes. It is important to note that softer hides may well develop wrinkles and creases during their first few weeks of use. This is normal and not a cause for concern. In the same way that new shoes need some breaking in, so does your leather sofa. Leather is naturally elastic and will stretch with use, this is not a defect but an inherent natural characteristic of leather.
Our beautiful hand-finished leathers include the following families:
Natural Washed: Our first “undyed” leather, matt with a mild vintage finish.
Deep Sheen: A thick, rich, and natural tri-tone leather with uneven pebbling.
Hand Tipped: A luxurious leather combining rich depth of colour with a soft buttery touch.
Original Vintage: Visibly cracked for an aged look but smooth and soft to the touch.
Pure Dye: Super soft, modern matt finishing.
Supple Vintage: Super soft vintage finishing.
Leather is one of the easiest upholstery materials to look after. It is naturally durable and grows more beautiful with age. Well-made leather furniture is an investment, and with a little bit of love and attention it can last for generations. We offer the following advice to help you care for your leather upholstery.
• Lightly dust and vacuum on a regular basis.
• Do not place your leather too close to a heat source, as it may cause it to crack and age prematurely.
• Protect your leather from direct sunlight, as it may cause it to fade, discolour or crack. All leathers will fade over time, but darker colours may fade faster in direct sunlight.
• Avoid sitting on the arms, back or very edge of your leather furniture as this may cause distortion and/or damage.
• Be aware that clothing with transferable dyes, such as blue jeans, could transfer the dye onto light-coloured leather furniture.
• Never use “standard” cleaning products to remove dust, spills or stains from leather. Use a reputable and recognised professional leather specialist.
CARING FOR FABRIC
Halo textiles include a wide palette of upholstery, from the sumptuous glamour of our printed Pandemonium velvets to the relaxed feel of natural, upcycled fabrics in the Del Rey collection. Halo textiles offer a luxurious and tactile experience, exquisitely crafted and beautiful to the touch.
HACIENDA UPCYCLED, CINNABAR STRIPE, PHOENIX UPCYCLED, AND NATURAL BOTANICALS
The Del Ray collection features our Hacienda Upcycled, Cinnabar Stripe, Phoenix Upcycled, and Natural Botanicals finishes; natural upcycled denim fabrics that are cool, casual and sophisticated, all in loose covers that are machine washable.
• Machine wash cold at 30°C or less.
• Tumble dry on a gentle cycle (less than 60°C).
• Steam iron when needed.
• Always wash covers separately.
• There may be a small visual colour change after each washing.
• Always use a mild detergent to wash fabric covers and ensure it’s highly diluted (recommended ratio 1:100).
• Do not bleach.
Recycled Canvas features in the Verandah collection, which uses natural and sustainable materials to blur the barriers between inside and outside, for laid back living and dining.
VIVID VELVETS AND DUSKY VELVETS
Bursting with life and abundance, our Vivid Velvets feature on the Bloom sectional sofa in the Pandemonium collection, while our more subdued Dusky Velvets feature in the Spectrum range.
CARING FOR TIMBER
Provenance of materials is very important to Halo, and pure, natural materials are sought out from whichever corner of the earth offers the best quality. Our master craftsmen take great pride in hand-finishing our timber furniture using traditional artisanal methods.
Our reclaimed wood is carefully selected and treated in the Halo workshop. Reclaimed wood is rife with character, and often has small cracks and signs of weathering or evidence of its former life. At Halo, we believe in celebrating and preserving all those ‘imperfections’ in the wood, respecting the passage of time and the idea that time actually makes things more beautiful. Each piece is unique, and each tells a different story. Some residual marks will appear over time with use, this adds to the patina of the piece and makes it more storied, more unique and more beautiful.
Reclaimed Timber Finishes
OLD FLOOR: 50-year-old maple timber, reclaimed from the floors of UK gymnasiums, cleaned and laid into a lateral brickwork pattern. As used to be flooring the timber features a multitude of nicks, scratches and dents, a truly storied material.
WORN BOARD: Reclaimed pine floorboards, cleaned up and repurposed.
BRIGHT WHITE and DUSTY GREY: Reclaimed pine boat wood, available in 2 colours.
New Timber Finishes Featured in The Verandah Collection
In addition to our reclaimed timber finishes, we also feature the following new timber in the Verandah collection, which uses natural and sustainable materials to blur the barriers between inside and outside, for laid back living and dining.
ORIGINAL FLOORBOARD: Indonesian teak wood, featured on the Tablo table.
WORN BLACK: Trembesi wood, distressed using chainsaws and painted with tones of black and brown, featured on the Charque collection.
CRACKED BLACK: Trembesi wood, painted black and baked in the oven, re-painted and baked again. Featured on the Tribal collection.
WEATHER TEAK: Teak wood, featured on the Alicia tabletop.
ALL TIMBER - GENERAL MAINTENANCE:
ALL TIMBER - PREVENTIVE CARE:
CARING FOR METAL
Our high-quality metal finishes are achieved using tried and tested methods by our master craftsmen, with each finish bringing a different mood and style to your interior. Metal is generally a very durable material. Take care to prevent scratches to your metal furniture as they can be extremely difficult and sometimes impossible to remove.
This smooth and sleek finish is durable and hardwearing, adding modern, cool tones to your interior.
BRUSHED STEEL AND SHINY STEEL
Brushed Steel creates a sleek, industrial look with a matt finish, whilst Shiny Steel has a high polish with an almost mirrored effect. Strong and durable, steel doesn’t deteriorate with age. Due to the smooth finish, scratches may show up more easily and therefore abrasive objects and cleaning products should be avoided.