- Make sure to remove all items from your handbag.
- Once empty, turn your handbag upside-down and shake it out to let any crumbs/debris fall out.
- Start by inspecting the weaving. If there are any crumbs/debris, in between the straw, use a dry toothbrush to gently brush any crumbs away. You can use a bit of cold water on the brush, when needed.
- Once the weaving is clear, it’s time to clean the dust/dirt that you may not be able to see on the surface of the straw.
- Lightly moisten a clean cotton cloth with cold water.
- Wipe your handbag in a soft circular motion starting from the top of the bag to the bottom. Use a couple of drops of mild detergent mixed with water if needed. Wipe gently and do not rub, as rubbing will break down the fibers. Do not soak the straw as that will possibly cause a color change.
Treat the leather with a damp clean cloth and again, use care not to rub away the finish.
Use a dry cotton cloth and gently wipe the water/dirt away.
- If you are storing your handbag in the closet or in a box, put them in a dust bag. This will protect the straw from dust and mold.
- Let your handbag out of storage every 2-3 months to let them breathe.
Store the handbag with paper stuffed inside to hold its shape and lay it on its side in the dust bag.
- When you use your bag, make sure to put any liquids or powders (like makeup) in a separate small pouch inside, to avoid any spills and increase the longevity of your bag.