Care Tips

How To Care For Your Nylon Handbag

September 18, 2021
A nylon bag with a glass of distilled water, bar soap, toothbrush and washcloth to clean any spots.

This is how you clean and care for your nylon bag.

Nylon is probably our most lightweight and breathable material. That’s why it’s perfect for those busy, on-the-go mornings when you just need to get up and go. It’s also great to bring to the beach, when you don’t want to feel weighed down by leather. And when there’s rain in the forecast, nylon is probably your best choice. It dries down easily easily and initially repels water. Just keep it out of downpours!

Everyone–from commuters, to beach goers, to parents–swears by their nylon bags. It’s the material of choice for those who need a durable bag that’s incredibly easy to clean.

A Nylon Tote is shown with cleaning supplies including a washcloth, toothbrush, distilled water and talc powder.

Care & Cleaning for Nylon: What You’ll Need

Cleaning nylon is fairly straightforward. Depending on the severity of the stain, you’ll just need a few things:

  • Distilled water, or sodium-free seltzer
  • Mild bar soap
  • Talcum powder
  • A soft cotton washcloth
  • Toothbrush

To remove dirt: Dampen a clean cotton cloth with distilled water or sodium-free seltzer and dab it on the bar soap. Gently apply the washcloth to the spot in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water until no residual soap remains. Let the fabric dry completely.

To clean oily spots: Wipe the bag free of excess liquid with a soft washcloth as soon as you can. Then sprinkle some talcum powder on the soiled area. Let it sit and absorb the oil for about five to ten minutes. Gently remove the powder with a dry toothbrush.

If the stain is on the leather trim, do not use any creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning products to remove it. 

Keep in mind that you won’t be able to remove stains caused by anything that has dyes (ball point pen or lipstick, for example). Any marks made by your favorite red lipstick are now part of what makes your bag unique!

These tips work for any bag or wallet from the Wayfarer or Nylon Collections.

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