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.
When it comes to bags - if its a light colored bag 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!
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)
2. REMOVE THE CONTENTS: To make it easier use a vacuum and thoroughly suction out crevices to remove all loose crumbles, debris and hair.
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.
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.
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!