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Caring for your storksak
 

Storksak bags, like mothers, are designed to withstand everyday pressures, by showing it some love it will love you back and will support you through those early stages of motherhood.”

 

Cleaning the inside of your bag

 

All our linings have a water resistant coating, meaning they can be wiped clean on the go.  The neutral colours we use enables you to find items in your bag easily. To clean your Storksak lining simply clean using a damp cloth or sponge wiped in a circular motion and left to dry naturally.

PLEASE NOTE: Do not put your Storksak bag in the washing machine, submerge fully in water or use any complex products.

 

Cleaning non-leather bags

 

All Storksak bags are made from the highest quality water resistant materials but from time to time, the wear and tear of daily life may mean your Storksak is in need of a clean. Follow the easy steps below to bring your Storksak back to it’s best.

 Wipe using a damp cloth or sponge (not overly wet as this can cause water stains) to remove any surface dirt. Remember to keep rinsing your cloth to prevent the dirt spreading.

Using a cleaning product:

1. Using a sponge or cloth, apply a small amount of mild soap to an inconspicuous area of your bag to test your soap does not stain your bag and allow to dry naturally

2. Once you can confirm your test has not stained your bag, gently clean the rest of your bag with a soft sponge or cloth. Do not soak your bag or submerge in water
3. Remove any excess moisture with a dry clean cloth.
4. Leave your Storksak to dry fully in a well-ventilated area. Never use artificial heat to dry your bag as this can cause permanent damage and always let any water spillages dry naturally. Never pack away damp.

 

Cleaning leather bags

 

Leather cleaners:

Please note we DO NOT recommend that you clean a leather bag with water

We recommend cleaning your leather bag with a good quality leather cleaner and follow with a conditioner to bring it to it’s best. 

1. Read leather cleaner product instructions carefully.

2. Test the product on a small patch of your bag in an area that is not particularly visible and leave to dry naturally. In some circumstances, it can discolour the leather.
3. Once you confirm your leather cleaner has not stained your bag, gently apply a small amount of leather cleaner with a soft clean cloth to the affected areas. Remove any excess product with a clean cloth and leave to dry naturally.

Leather conditioners:

Conditioning your Storksak should be done with the same approach as conditioning any leather product this can help prolong the life of the leather and keep it soft and supple.

1. Read leather conditioner product instructions carefully.
2. Test the product on a small patch of your bag in an area that is not particularly visible and leave to dry naturally. In some circumstances, it can discolour the leather.
3. Once you confirm your leather conditioner has not stained your bag, apply a small dollop of conditioner to rest of the leather and rub gently in a circular motion with a soft, clean cloth.
4. Leave your chosen leather gel, oil or cream on for 10 minutes before wiping off any excess with a soft clean cloth and air-dry in a well-ventilated room. We would recommend doing this on a regular basis to keep your leather looking its shiny best.

 

Giving your leather bag the longest life

(For Leather Only)

 Waterproofing my leather bag

As leather is a permeable material, it can never be entirely waterproof. Nonetheless, various products are available in most supermarkets which are designed specifically for waterproofing soft leather, acting as a barrier against water. There are a number of sprays available for leather and suede products. Spray evenly several times over the bag and let dry, afterwards polish and smooth if necessary. Beeswax products also protect against water damage but may alter the hue of your leather so please test first. And make sure you read the product instructions carefully first.

Maintaining colour and shape of my bag

Damage to your Storksak can be caused by sunlight. It is therefore important that when not in use, your bag is stored away from sunlight and if possible in a box or dust bag. Filling your bag with stuffing will also maintain the shape, although please do not use newspaper as this could smear and mark your interior, we would recommend using acid-free tissue paper to do this.

 

FAQs

 

Can my Storksak be machine washed or dry-cleaned?

Due to the high-quality materials used we strongly advise against putting your bag in the washing machine or dry-cleaning it. All advised cleaning instructions can be found above

 

How do I clean my changing mat?

Our changing mats can be machine washed cold (30 degrees C or 80 degrees F). Wash on its own, or with similar coloured items. Do not use fabric softener. Leave to dry naturally.

 

Why does my bag leather bag look slightly different from the photos on your website?

Some of our bags such as our Sofia and Ellena bags are made from a scrumptious natural leather with a textured finish. Due to the texturing process and leather being a natural material, each bag is unique and is expected to have minor variations in colour and texture, which may be visible on the surface, which add to its charm and individuality.

 

Can dye transfer occur?

Dye transfer occurs when dark coloured clothing or non-dye fast clothing rubs against leather products. This can occur with our light coloured leathers and coated canvas bags, lakewash leather and textured leather bags such as the Elizabeth or Emma. Try not to let your bag rub against dark coloured clothing such as denim that can transfer colour to your bag and cause staining. If staining does occur, it is best to clean your bag as soon as possible, following our leather cleaning or non-leather cleaning instructions above. Afterwards, you may wish to condition your bag to nourish the leather.

 

Can my travel bag go in the Hold on the plane?

The Storksak Travel Duffel and Cabin Carry-on can be taken as cabin baggage but we do not recommend them for hold luggage due to the damage that can be inflicted on bags during transit. Our travel range is made with water resistant polyester, providing a wipe clean and durable finish. Follow cleaning instructions above. Fits most aircraft overhead compartments – always check with your airline prior to travel for carry-on restrictions.

 

 

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If you have any queries about your order, our products, or would generally like more information, please call, email or write to us:

 

  

Tel: +44 (0)207 284 2252

 

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Email: info@storksak.co.uk

 

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