Spilling something in your bag or finding a mysterious looking stain on it - it can happen with everyone. Luckily there's also a way to get your bag cleaned again.
People often ask: "Can I wash my leather bag in the washing machine?", "Is it safe to put my leather bag in the washing machine?", "Is my purse able to be washed in a washing machine without being damaged?", "Is this leather purse suitable for washing in a washing machine?", "Can my purse be machine washed?", "Which are the best machine washable bags?", "Is it OK to machine wash my leather bag?". Let's find out and go over all the steps one-by-one.
How to Wash a vegan leather bag?
When it comes to bags - if its a light colored bag, in general it probably needs to be cleaned more often. If your bag is made from vegan leather like most of the CrystalynKae types including: Mini Troubadour tote, XL Weekender Troubadour tote, Metier tote, Bossa Nova Crossbody bag, and a Small Valet pouch, then it's also washing machine safe and launderable!
How to clean my vegan leather purse?
1. PREPARE: To make your cleaning procedure run smoothly, gather all the supplies you need:
We recommend: rubbing alcohol, Folex carpet spray, vinegar, laundry soap, vacuum hand attachment, old toothbrush, laundry bag (or old pillowcase and safety pins)
How to make my bag suitable for washing in a washing machine?
2. REMOVE THE CONTENTS: To make it easier use a vacuum and thoroughly suction out crevices to remove all loose crumbles, debris and hair.
What do to with stubborn stains on my bag?
3. PRE-TREAT THE STUBBORN STAINS: If your bag has ink stains, follow the steps in the next section (below) first.
Then, fully saturate any stains with Folex carpet spray and let fully absorb, then blot. Repeat for stubborn stains.
How to put my bag in the washing machine?
4. PUT YOUR BAG IN THE WASHING MACHINE: Enclose your bag inside a zippered mesh laundry bag, or use an old pillowcase and close with safety pins.
Add a tablespoon of laundry detergent, and a cup of vinegar to the washer. Wash in cold water on gentle cycle. Then hang dry, do not put in the dryer.
Follow these easy steps and worry no more about all of those spills and accidents!
Here's the whole process step-by-step again.
Now that your bag is neat and clean again, make sure you repeat this procedure whenever you need to.
And don't forget to treat your bag well, since prevention is always the best option to make sure your bag will last a long time!