Leather jackets are stylish additions to any wardrobe. However, the ones made from genuine leather can get very expensive. But with proper care, leather jackets can last for years. In fact, they even look great with age.
Whether shipping a leather jacket to a buyer, as a gift or for repairs, it must be properly packed to avoid unwanted creases and damages. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship a leather jacket.
First, fold the leather jacket properly to prevent creases. Unzip or unbutton the jacket. Pull up the collar (if any) and fold lengthwise to align the shoulders. Lay the jacket on one side on a flat surface and smoothen out creases and straighten the side seams. Fold the sleeves over the front of the jacket and smoothen out. Then, fold it in thirds.
Wrap the leather jacket in a couple of layers of bubble wrap and secure with packing tape. Place it inside a sturdy shipping box. Fill empty spaces with packing materials such as bubble wrap or packing peanuts. It should be well packed such that there is no space for the jacket to shift or move during transit.
Close the box and seal all seams and openings with packing tape to prevent the package from bursting open. Address and label the package and take to the post office or shipping company. Insure the package if sending high-value designer leather jackets to protect you in case of loss or damage during the shipping process.