Product Care Guide

Below you will find the best practices on how to care for our handmade products. Click on the link to jump to the desired section.

  1. Cotton Products
  2. Stuffies
  3. Taffeta Products
  4. Vinyl Products

Cotton Products

Cotton totes may be washed, dried, and ironed the same way as you would care for a 100% cotton garment. For tips on removing stains, visit: How to Remove Stains from Cotton Clothing.

Embroidered cotton totes may be washed and dried the same way as you would care for a cotton garment. Do not directly iron over the embroidery. Instead, use a pressing cloth and set the iron to a polyester setting (most embroidery threads are a blend of polyester).


Stuffies

Spot clean stuffies using a clean rag, warm water, and gentle detergent. Stuffies are washable but only in non-agitating machines, using cool or warm water. Tumble dry on low or air dry. Do not iron.


Taffeta Products

Spot clean taffeta products as necessary and as immediately as possible after soiling. Use a well-ringed rag with cold water and a gentle detergent. Do not saturate the area (this will prevent water spots). If absolutely necessary, the product may be machine washed in a non-agitating washer using only cold water and a gentle detergent. Allow to air dry in a well-ventilated, shaded area.


Vinyl Products

Polyurethane (PU) vinyl (which is different from PU leather) must be cleaned and conditioned similarly to real leather products. Failure to condition it regularly will cause the vinyl to dry out and crack over time. Always use a soft cloth to clean and condition vinyl. It is best to only use water to clean the vinyl but if that is not enough, use the mildest detergent possible or a cleaner specifically formulated for use on vinyl. Use silicone-based vinyl protectants (usually found in the automotive section of large general stores) to protect the vinyl from fading, cracking, or drying out. Do not use products that contain oil or petroleum. Always follow the manufacturer’s directions for all products. If vinyl is exposed to heat, humidity, or direct sunlight frequently, you may want to reapply the protectant at least every three (3) weeks.

The first treatment has already been done for you. When conditioning your item, pay special attention to all seams.