Care & Materials

As a product focused company, we live by creating quality products which have unique designs and are made in the most responsible way possible. This starts with our design approach, and continues to guide our process including material selection, as well as where, how, and with whom we produce the footwear, apparel and accessories we offer.

After years of designing, building relationships with suppliers, factories, and optimizing our production processes, we can proudly say that we continue to bridge the gap between different people, cultures and disciplines, using product as our tool.

From design, to material selection, innovation, and production, our products stand for quality and craftsmanship.

Filling Pieces


Nubuck is a type of leather made from cowhide. Like suede, it is sanded to create a nap but while suede is made from the inside of the hide, nubuck is made from the outside, which is much stronger and which lasts longer.

For cleaning, use a nubuck cloth to wipe away light soiling and shiny spots in circular motions. Remove laces beforehand. Brush gently with a nubuck block to clear dirt. For tough stains, use nubuck cleaner sprayed onto a cloth, then brush off residue. For tougher stains, use the nubuck liquid and aerosol cleaners.

Routine maintenance includes regular wiping with a nubuck cloth and applying a protectant spray every 6 months. When using protectant spray allow time for the nubuck to thoroughly dry before using or wearing it. The best time to spray this protectant is after cleaning your nubuck surface.

Recommended care products: Ready To Use Foam, Premium Stain & Water Repellent Spray.

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Polido leather has a sleek and refined appearance. It is typically characterized by a shiny or polished surface, giving it an elegant and formal look. Polido leather requires regular care to maintain its polished appearance.
Polido leather is commonly used for our visionary shoes or bags. Most of our loafers are made from polido leather.

Recommended care products: Premium Stain & Water Repellent Spray.

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Suede is made from the underside of the hide, that is why suede has a velvety surface. It is softer than regular leather but more prone to stains and wear.

Because suede is softer than regular leather, it makes it comfortable to wear. Also suede lets air pass through, so you can properly wear it in different seasons. Styles where we use nappa the most are; Low Top, Mondo.

To care for suede: Use a suede brush with wire and rubber bristles to remove debris and scuff marks. Brush gently in the fabric's grain direction to avoid damage. Avoid harsh brushing and protect from chemicals, sweat, and oils. Store away from sunlight and in a cool, dark place. Treat stains promptly; blot water stains and use baking soda for oil/grease stains. Use a colourless eraser or nail file for dry stains, and avoid chemical stain removers. Use a leather cleaner specifically for suede if other methods fail.

Recommended care products: Suede Cleaning Kit, Premium Stain & Water Repellent Spray.

Filling Pieces


Nappa leather is a soft and supple top-grain leather. It is known for its smooth and luxurious texture.
At Filling Pieces we regularly use Nappa in our footwear collection as it is a high-end and premium leather that is suitable for our products. Styles where we use Nappa the most are; Low Top, Mondo, Sprinter, Jet Runner, Ace.

To remove any dirt and debris on Nappa leather, wipe the surface of the item with a dry lint-free cloth. For stains, use a cotton washcloth and lukewarm water. Make sure not to soak the leather. Simply dab at the stain carefully, and allow the leather to dry.

Recommended care products: Ready to Use Foam, Premium Stain & Water Repellent Spray.