CANVAS TOTES + POUCHES
Remove leather handles.
Hand-wash in cold water. Hang dry.
For canvas pouches: Hand-wash in cold water or turn inside-out and machine wash on delicate cycle with like colors.
For items with sewn leather details: Spot clean with a washcloth, avoiding leather.
*Our canvases are untreated 100% cotton. If you are looking for a protective spray, we recommend using Vectra® 16 (available on Amazon.com), a non-toxic fabric protector that is effective at warding off dirt and minor stains. Please follow the use instructions provided by Vectra®.
Indigo-dyed fabric naturally releases dye for the first few washings. The fade brings out the grain of the fabric, creating a traditional “denim” look.
The dye will stabilize, but until then, wash all indigo-dyed items separately by hand in cold water. Hang dry in the shade.
Indigo will rub-off onto light colored fabrics. Take note when choosing what you wear with this item.
A NOTE ABOUT OUR LEATHER
We work with only vegetable-tanned leathers (colorfully dyed and undyed). This means that, unlike chemically-processed leathers, the top layer of the skins are not "dissolved" with chemicals in order to make them smooth and traditionally "perfect." Thus, the natural imperfections of the skins remain - just like humans, animals have small scratches, scars and blemishes, which are not removed during the tanning process.
Undyed Leather is naturally vegetable-tanned without the use of synthetic finishing or dyes. It will not remain pristine over time; the leather will darken, soften and develop a slightly polished surface as it’s exposed to the sun and oils in your skin. This aging process enriches its character and is unique to its owner.
REMOVING and REPLACING LEATHER HANDLES
Don’t worry- there’s a trick to it!
You may find that removing your handles is initially challenging - this is because the holes in the leather are slightly smaller than the button to allow the leather to stretch over time while still fitting tightly. The trick is to apply counter-pressure and work one button at a time.
TO REMOVE HANDLES:
Remove handle one button at a time. Push the head of the button with your thumb while simultaneously pulling the handle off the button with the rest of your hand.
At the same time, use your other hand to push the button from behind.
TO REPLACE HANDLES:
If you can't easily push the handle over the collar buttons, you can loosen the holes by pushing a pen or pencil through from the backside. Working one button at a time, use both thumbs to put pressure on leather handle on either side of the button, while simultaneously pushing the backside of the button (inside the bag) with both index fingers.