Willowy's - How to take care of your Canvas Bag

Canvas Bags are eco-friendly and long-lasting. Often people limit canvas to flimsy totes that work well for groceries and running errands. However, canvas gained respect and now flaunts luxury handbags that elevate your wardrobe.

If you own a canvas bag and are wondering how to take care of it to make it last longer, we have your back. This guide will talk about care and cleaning tips to ensure your bag is spot free and good as new!

Getting rid of unpleasant odor

If you notice a foul smell coming from your canvas bag, it is time to clean it. Empty your bag, ensuring there is nothing perishable inside that is rotting. Once your bag is empty, gently shake it to remove any dirt or trash hidden inside. Place it outdoors to let the air do the magic. Let your bag rest in a shady place for a day to eliminate the smell.

If the smell persists, keep your bag on a flat surface and place a box of baking soda inside with the lid open. Baking soda absorbs the smell without giving out an unwanted odor.

Cleaning dry dirt

Since canvas is a type of cloth, dirt gets stuck in it easily. This may be the reason why the color of the bag changes slightly. To tackle this, take a brush with soft bristle and use it to dust your bag. You can also use your hand to shake off the dust by gently smacking the inside of the bag.

Managing stubborn stains

It is normal for your bag to get dirty. You may notice some stains which can be cleaned easily. Take some water and mix very mild soap in it or a dishwasher liquid (no strong detergent as that can change the color of the bag), and use a toothbrush with soft bristle to clean that area. Ensure you don’t scrub aggressively, as that can fray the fabric. For easy stains, we recommend dabbing with soap water rather than scrubbing. Once the stain is removed, use a wet cloth to wipe the area and let it air dry.

Storing canvas bags properly

Canvas bags are very low maintenance and do not require lengthy cleaning routines. When storing, ensure they are not exposed to direct sunlight, making the material fade. Also, avoid keeping them in places with moisture, as that can develop a musty smell in your bag.

Don’ts of cleaning a canvas bag:

  • Do not submerge your bag in water, especially if it is printed or has bright colors. Doing so will fade away the print and may affect the overall material.
  • Do not use hot water when cleaning the bag. Hot water may result in bleeding of colors, which can damage the bag completely.
  • Do not dry your bag in direct sunlight as it can result in fading of colors. It also makes the leather straps of your bag look old and worn out.
  • Do not machine wash your bag, and avoid using bleach for cleaning.

Willowy’s has a wide range of canvas bags made with premium fabric to last long. Our bags do not wear out easily and will look new and fresh if you use these cleaning tips. Get your hands on our canvas bag collection now!