Frequently asked questions ARTZT Vintage Series
What is vintage?
Vintage is a style in fashion and design in which old, usually used, items of clothing, furniture, musical instruments, jewellery, accessories, pictures, vehicles or other everyday objects are reused or imitated.
In the case of the Vintage Series, we are dealing exclusively with new goods whose appearance has been given an aged look by hand.
Vintage vs. Retro - What's the difference?
Basically, anything that is either actually old and used or, as in the case of the ARTZT Vintage Series, authentically imitates a used look, is called "vintage".
Retro" refers to a style that deliberately imitates trends from the past and thus revives them.
Is the leather used safe?
The finishing process of the leather used takes place in Germany by hand and without the use of chemical substances.
As with most types of leather, chromium oxide salts are used in the tanning process of the ARTZT Vintage Series. This ensures the necessary suppleness and resistance of the leather. Only improper handling during this process can result in the formation of chromium VI, a chromium oxide that is harmful to health. This is the case in approx. 10 % of the worldwide leather production. The leather of the ARTZT Vintage Series is absolutely harmless to health.
Where are the products manufactured?
Is the Vintage Series new?
My vintage product has stains. Is that normal?
Why does my Vintage product smell burnt?
Are ARTZT Vintage products suitable for sports?
Yes. All products of the ARTZT Vintage Series are robustly manufactured and are perfectly suitable for various exercises.
Complete Vintage Workouts can be found here.
Care and storage
How can I clean my vintage product?
The leather can be wiped with a damp cloth if necessary. If the leather becomes brittle over time, it can be treated with high-quality vegetable oil if necessary to make it supple again.
Wood and gymnastics mat fabric can be cleaned as needed with a damp cloth and mild soap if necessary.
How should I store my vintage product?
There are no special requirements to be observed when storing the ARTZT Vintage Series. Heat, dust or moisture can contribute to the individual vintage look beyond the finishing process.
Please note that the cowhide can become brittle due to excessive UV radiation, i.e. sunlight. In such cases, the leather can be treated with high-quality vegetable oil to make it supple again.