Care and Storage – Sakura Bloom

Keeping your sling fresh and clean is super easy! Follow our simple tips below for keeping your sling in tip top condition!

Everyday maintenance/cleaning:

Just a little spit up or a smear of oatmeal? Spot clean for those little messes. It's easy to pat your sling gently with a cold, damp washcloth!

Full washing instructions:

If your sling needs a deeper clean, check out the fiber-specific directions below. Most of our slings can be safely machine washed and a quick steam iron while catching up on the latest Game of Thrones or Silicon Valley is both relaxing and perfect for readying your sling to look its best!

Linen - Unthread your sling. Wash it in your machine alone on gentle cycle, in cold water. After washing, hang the sling to dry or pop it right in the dryer on the low setting. Steam iron on the hottest setting to remove wrinkles.
Silk - Unthread your sling. Wash it in your machine alone on gentle cycle, in cold water (this method will give a more matte or raw look to a silk sling). After washing, hang the sling to dry. Do not machine dry. Steam iron on the hottest setting to remove wrinkles. To preserve the original sheen of a silk sling, we recommend a combination of spot cleaning and environmentally-friendly dry cleaning.
Bamboo - Unthread your sling. Wash it in your machine alone on gentle cycle, in cold water. Hang to dry out of the sun. Steam iron on medium heat, gently stretching the fiber as you work to remove wrinkles and to regain original shape and length.
Cashmere - Unthread your sling. Handwash in lukewarm water and reshape while wet. Lay flat to dry out of the sun. Do not bleach or iron. Dry clean optional.

NOTE: Keep in mind that all of our slings are lovingly crafted from all-natural textiles, so just like a pair of black jeans or a colored t-shirt, each time you wash your sling, it may lose a bit of color.

Storage:

To keep your slings looking as new as possible for as long as possible, you'll want to make sure that you store them correctly! Our top recommendations are here:

For Everyday Storage - Hang or display your clean sling inside your home out of direct sunlight. Unthread it if you'd like, or keep it threaded if you will be using it frequently.
For Travel or Long Term Storage - If you plan to pack it for travel or store for a longer length of time, unthread and wash your sling. Try rolling it or iron it occasionally to keep the fabric nice and smooth. Store out of direct sunlight.

Make sure you check out our awesome how-to-use videos while you're here! Enjoy your sling!

xo

{SHABD Shibori slings in the making, Brooklyn, NY.}