Monday, April 26, 2010

Caring for your Laplander bag

Here is the letter we send out to customers who purchase our waxed canvas and leather panniers:

Caring for your Laplander bag

Waxed Canvas bags:

The waxed canvas fabric we use is of the highest quality and comes from a family run company established in 1838. Their products still are made in America by the same family. And since 1950, they have eliminated all hazardous solvents from their application process resulting in a non-toxic, odorless product. To keep your waxed canvas bag in tip top shape, we recommend the following:

1. Brush off dirt with a dry cloth or brush.

2. Do not machine launder bags. Do not use detergent on fabric.

3. To remove a stain, try plain water and a brush. If necessarily, use a small amount of mild soap or saddle soap.

4. Use hair dryer lightly on fabric to renew the wax finish and revive water repellency (not for too long or too hot!) You can order a wax refinishing ointment from us if you feel like your bag needs major renewing.

*Although we haven't personally ever had a problem with this, if you live in a very hot climate, or leave the bags in the sun for a very long time, the oils in the bag may heat up. If you are carrying your finest silk garments to work in the bag on a 100 degree day, think about putting them in a plastic bag for safety.


The veg-tanned leather we use on our bags has been hand cut and treated for water resistance by us. Treat your leather with a mink oil or leather salve once a year, or as needed, to keep it water resistant and supple.

Thank you for your time and attention.


Laplander bags

No comments:

Post a Comment