All of our vegetable-tanned vaqueta leather is sourced in Mexico. We recommend our customers to let the leather age naturally. As the leather matures it will grow softer and darker. When your shoes and/or leather goods become wet allow them to air-dry. Using a blow dryer or drying machine will change its chemical structure and cause it to become stiff. Dirty shoes can be wiped off with a damp cloth. If you’re looking for some extra sheen, leather oils can be applied.