To take good care of your Kintobe bag and make it last longer
We have a few tips for you
HOW TO MAINTAIN A KINTOBE BAG?
We have created this care guide for you to know how to take care of your new bag and increase its longevity. If you take care of your bag, it should be able to live longer.
Clean the bag regularly with a damp cloth to remove any dirt or stains. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners as they may discolor or damage the nylon material. After cleaning please allow it to air dry with the zippers open in a cool, well-ventilated area.
Although our recycled nylon material is applied with a Water-Repellent coating, it is not waterproof. If you get caught in the rain, it's recommended that you wipe the bag with a dry cloth and store it in a dry place when not in use.
Over time, textiles can lose their ability to repel water due to regular wear and tear, as well as frequent cleaning. To restore and keep the water-repellent coating of your bag, consider using a water-repellent spray like PFAS-free OrganoTex®. This easy-to-use textile spray is available on our webshop and can help maintain the water-repellent properties of your bag. Remember to periodically re-apply the spray to ensure your bag remains protected from water damage.
WATER-REPELLENT COATING APPLICATION
To restore and keep the water-repellent coating of your bag, consider using a water-repellent spray like PFAS-free OrganoTex®. This easy-to-use textile spray is available on our webshop and can help maintain the water-repellent properties of your bag. Remember to periodically reapply the spray to ensure your bag remains protected from water damage.
You can give your Kintobe bag some love and also use this spray on your other bags and garments in your closet! The spray re-impregnates textile products where the previous impregnation has been worn-out or impregnates products that never have had water-repellent properties.
- Clean your bag with a damp cloth and let it dry thoroughly.
- Protect your work surface by laying down a plastic sheet or towel.
- Shake the bottle of water-repellent spray well and hold it about 20 cm away from the surface.
- Spray the water-repellent solution evenly over the entire surface of the bag, making sure the fabric gets evenly wet.
- Wait for 1 minute to allow the spray to penetrate the fabric.
- Spray the bag again and use a soft cloth to rub the water-repellent spray into the fabric, making sure to cover all areas.
- Use a clean, dry cloth to remove any excess cleaning solution. Be sure to remove all drops to avoid leaving stains.
- Allow the bag to air dry for at least 24 hours. Do not use a dryer or hair dryer to speed up the process, as this can damage the fabric.
WATER-RESISTANT, WATER-REPELLENT AND WATERPROOF?
The terms water-resistant, water-repellent, and waterproof are often used interchangeably, but they actually have different meanings and degrees of water protection. Here are the differences between them
This term refers to a material or product that has been treated with a special coating that causes water to bead up and roll off the surface. Water-repellent products are more effective than water-resistant products in keeping water out, but they are still not completely waterproof. For example, a water-repellent backpack may keep the contents dry in light rain, but may not be suitable for heavy rain.
This term refers to a material or product that can resist the penetration of water to some degree, but not completely. Water-resistant products can withstand exposure to water for a short period of time, but will eventually allow water to penetrate. For example, a water-resistant jacket may keep you dry in light rain, but not in heavy rain.
This term refers to a material or product that is completely impervious to water and will not allow water to penetrate under any circumstances. Waterproof products are designed to keep water out even in heavy rain or when fully submerged in water. For example, a waterproof watch can be worn while swimming or diving without being damaged by water.
Overall, the degree of water protection provided by these terms can vary depending on the specific product and its construction. It's important to check the product's specifications to determine its level of water protection before using it in wet conditions.
HOW TO DISPOSE OF PACKAGING
When you receive a Kintobe bag, you will also find the following items
A. POLY BAG - Single layer RCS certified 100% recycled polyethylene
B. SHIPPING BAG - 80% recycled low density polyethylene
C. SHIPPING LABEL
E. HANG TAGS - FSC certified paper
F. HANG TAG STRING - Polyester
G. SILICA GEL PACKET
Please place the poly bag, shipping bag, and the hangtag string in the plastic recycling. Our hangtags are made with FSC certified paper, so please place them in the paper recycling. Please tear off the shipping label sticker from the shipping bag and dispose of it in the general waste, along with the transparent tape and silica gel packet.
ARE YOU DONE USING YOUR BAG?
Sometimes the journey with a product ends before the product has been worn out. Maybe our needs or tastes change. If this happens to you, please make sure that the journey of your bag continues.
SELL IT BACK TO US
Send us your used bags to our Pre-Loved programme and get instant credit to spend in our webshop.
PASS IT ON
Give your bag to a friend, family member or donate to an organization to care for the planet.