BUDDY BELTS are made of leather. Before initial wear, it is highly recommended that you treat your BUDDY BELT with a quality water and stain repellent product. We offer this service which stain guards your Buddy Belt. Regular stain repellent treatment is recommended to keep your Buddy Belt looking its best. If your BUDDY BELT gets wet, allow it to dry flat at room temperature. Never put leather in the dryer. For suede BUDDY BELTS, buff with a soft towel to restore the surface. Try to avoid products with silicone and/or wax as these ingredients tend to break down the natural oils in leather.