Please ensure your leather hat is not exposed to extreme heat (for example, inside an enclosed car behind the glass).
Cleaning and care products for your leather hat can be purchased at your local shoe repair/care outlet. We recommend that you take your hat with you so that the best product can be determined, depending on the leather of your hat.
> Canvas Hats
Lightly brush off any dust.
For minor marks, sponge with warm water and a mild detergent.
If necessary, your canvas hat can be cleaned in a 1:3 solution of bleach and gently hand-washed. Ensure the hat is rinsed thoroughly in clean water immediately to remove bleach.
It is not recommended that you machine wash your canvas hat.
> Akubra Hats
Never leave your hat in the car or in direct sunlight when not being worn.
Do not force to dry the hat if it has become wet. The inside leather band will shrink and once this happens it is hard to stretch back to its original size.
Akubra hats are shower-proof and include a water proofing solution. As the hat ages, the water proofing during manufacture may break down and the felt will absorb water. However, generally your head will remain dry.
If the hat is slightly soiled with dust and/or grime, firstly brush the hat in an anti-clockwise direction to remove any dust and then lightly rub the affected area with a paint thinner or dry cleaning fluid. Do not use too much. Car upholstery cleaner can be used. Spray on and leave it for 15-20 seconds then wipe off with a damp cloth.