Product Care - Prática Tote

Everyday tote bag

 

Even though this bag is machine washable, we recommend doing so only if extremely necessary. Washing will cause the bag to shrink, and will also cause the canvas to soften, losing its rigid properties.

Therefore, the preferred care method is to spot clean your bag following these steps:

  • Brush off any loose dirt on the canvas by using a dry brush, such as an old toothbrush.

  • For marks caused by pencil or contact with dark rubbery materials: Some stains may come off by gently rubbing it with an eraser.

  • For stains:

    1. Prepare a mixture of water and a cleaning agent:

      • Small amount of neutral detergent, or

      • Gentle body soap.

    2. Damp a white cloth or dip a soft-bristled brush, such as an old toothbrush in this solution.

    3. Gently rub/brush the stained area.

    4. Rinse with a damp cloth free of any detergent or soap.

    5. Blot the area with a dry cloth to soak up any remaining water.

    6. Hang to dry: Allow the bag to dry in a well-ventilated area free from direct sunlight.

      • Spread pockets open in order to allow air to enter.

      • Hang it by its handles using a hook or clip. Do not tie a knot using the handles.

      • Allow it to dry thoroughly, as semi-dry conditions may cause mold.

If you would like to wash the entire bag, please follow the steps below:

  1. Empty the bag, including all pockets.

  2. Do not turn it inside out, as it may cause strain on the inside pocket’s attachments to the bag.

  3. Machine wash:

    • Cold water: helps to reduce shrinkage and is better for the environment.

    • Delicate cycle.

    • Conventional laundry detergent is OK to use, but a neutral and natural laundry detergent will be gentler to the textile fibers.

    • Do not add:

      • Bleach

      • Fabric softener

      • Stain removers

  1. Hang to dry: Allow the bag to dry in a well-ventilated area free from direct sunlight.

    • If you notice excessive water accumulation, plot it dry using a towel.

    • Gently spread open the two internal pockets in order to allow air to enter.

    • Hang it by its handles using a hook or clip. Do not tie a knot with handles.

    • Allow it to dry thoroughly, as semi-dry conditions may cause mold.

  2. Iron to reduce wrinkles:

    • Set your iron on medium heat. Ironing on high heat may cause canvas surface to slightly burn.

    • Use steaming function, if available.

      • If not available, spray a small amount of water in the areas about to be ironed.

    • Place ironing board in between the layers of the bag. Do not iron multiples layers at once.

    • Iron handles too.

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