Caring for your bags is essential to ensure they remain in good condition and last for a long time. Here are some general care instructions to follow:
- Shake out the bag regularly to remove any loose dirt or debris.
- Spot clean stains promptly using a mild detergent or soap and a soft cloth or sponge. Gently dab the stained area, avoiding vigorous rubbing that could damage the fabrics.
- Fill a basin or sink with lukewarm water and add a small amount of mild detergent suitable for delicate items.
- Submerge the bag in the water and gently agitate the water to distribute the detergent. Do not wring, twist, or scrub the bag, as this can distort the crochet stitches.
- Allow the bag to soak for a short period (5-10 minutes) to loosen dirt and oils.
- Gently swish the bag through the water to clean it, paying extra attention to any soiled areas.
- Rinse the bag thoroughly with cool water until all detergent is removed.
- After washing, gently press the bag between clean, absorbent towels to remove excess water. Do not wring or twist the bag.
- Reshape the bag to its original form, carefully stretching it if needed, and allow it to air dry on a clean, flat surface away from direct sunlight and heat sources.
- Avoid hanging the bag by its handles, as this can cause stretching and distortion.
- When not in use, store your bag in your ARDE dust bag and in a cool, dry place.
- Avoid exposing the bag to excessive sunlight, as prolonged UV exposure can fade colours.
- Be cautious around sharp objects that could tear the fabrics.