Top Tips To Remove Stains on Your Swags
Loving your Swags, but it shows? Luckily stains don’t affect the efficacy of the patented Swag technology. We get it, our Swags are pretty cute, and it’s nice to keep them looking that way so here are four ways to keep your 100% natural Swags looking as fresh as the produce inside them!
It might seem obvious for some, but many of our customers forget to wash their Swags. As for clothing, the longer you wait to wash stains, the more difficult it will be to get rid of them.
To keep them looking nice, we recommend washing your Swags in cold water every two to three weeks - check out our Soapberries for a non-toxic detergent! If you can’t live without your Swags, make sure to have a couple of extra Swags on hand so while some are in the wash, others are in the cupboard ready to be used!
Baking soda and water are a potent duo for stain removal. Make a paste with six tablespoons of baking soda and 1/3 cup of warm water, rub it into the stain with your finger or an old toothbrush and let it rest for 30 minutes. Pop the Swag in the wash and see the stains vanish!
Citrus juice and pulp contain citric acid which acts as a bleaching agent, especially when exposed to sunlight. Juice one-quarter to one-half cup of lemon juice, pour it on the stain you’d like to get rid of and let it sit (ideally in the sun) for 1 hour.
Choose white vinegar over cider vinegar as white vinegar is a magical stain remover. Soak the Swag/Stained area in white vinegar for 5 minutes before adding it to your usual cold machine wash. It's safe on fabrics and 100% natural, plus its a natural anti-fungal and antibacterial so it’ll prevent mould and other nasties from growing on your gorgeous Swags!
A word from the wise (AKA founder, Peita Pini):
“I always use my Mum’s clever concoction - cover stain with a little baking soda and lemon juice and bake in full sun for an hour (good luck with the sun thing in Australia - I’ve forgotten what it looks and feels like!). Machine wash and dry in full sun again. Be careful as the baking soda and lemon juice can be quite acidic and if used regularly per time, may impact the natural fibres!”
If you think the stains look like mould, read our blog here for some handy tips, or if you’d like more clarification, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org - one of our customer service representatives will be able to assist you.