I was in at a seaside bar in Ocean City & dropped my roses pochette in 3 feet of ocean water with 2 cell phones & a camera! Both phones & camera are a loss but the pochette came out perfectly! When I got home I scrubbed the pochette, turned it inside out, scrubbed it again, & let it dry inside out. Except for a slight darkening of the leather, the pochette is in perfect condition. GOTTA LOVE THE COATED CANVAS!!!