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Caring for your sling

Keeping your Sakura Bloom fresh and clean is easy. Follow our simple care instructions below.

LINEN

Get a little something on your sling? Patting it gently with a cold, damp washcloth should do the trick for a quick on the spot cleaning. 

Need a deeper clean? Follow our video and detailed written instructions below for washing your linen Sakura Bloom sling.

  

Hand Wash

  1. Unthread your sling.
  2. Fill a basin with cold water and add little liquid detergent. You want something free of optical brighteners and enzymes, we love Soak Scentless.
  3. Gently swish your sling around for 1 minute. It may lose some dye, that is ok.
  4. Remove the sling from the water and gently squeeze or roll into a towel to remove excess water. 
  5. Hang the sling to dry, inside and out of direct sunlight, or pop it in in the dryer on the low setting (cover the rings with a sock).
  6. Press the sling with lots of steam on your iron's hottest setting to get it nice, soft and floppy.

Machine Wash

  1. Unthread your sling.
  2. Wash it in your machine (alone, cold water, gentle cycle) with a little liquid detergent. You want something free of optical brighteners and enzymes, we love Soak Scentless.
  3. Hang the sling to dry, inside and out of direct sunlight, or pop it in in the dryer on the low setting (cover the rings with a sock).
  4. Press the sling with lots of steam on your iron's hottest setting to get it nice, soft and floppy.

*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.

COTTON

Get a little something on your sling? Patting it gently with a cold, damp washcloth should do the trick for a quick on the spot cleaning. 

Need a deeper clean? Follow our detailed written instructions below for washing your raw cotton Sakura Bloom sling.

Hand Wash

  1. Unthread your sling.
  2. Fill a basin with cold water and add little liquid detergent. You want something free of optical brighteners and enzymes, we love Soak Scentless.
  3. Gently swish your sling around for 1 minute. It may lose some dye, that is ok.
  4. Remove the sling from the water and gently squeeze or roll into a towel to remove excess water. 
  5. Hang the sling to dry, inside and out of direct sunlight.
  6. Press the sling with lots of steam on your iron's hottest setting to get it nice, soft and floppy.

Machine Wash

  1. Unthread your sling.
  2. Wash it in your machine (alone, cold water, gentle cycle) with a little liquid detergent. You want something free of optical brighteners and enzymes, we love Soak Scentless.
  3. Hang the sling to dry, inside and out of direct sunlight).
  4. Press the sling with lots of steam on your iron's hottest setting to get it nice, soft and floppy.

*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.

SILK

Get a little something on your sling? Patting it gently with a cold, damp washcloth should do the trick for a quick on the spot cleaning. 

Need a deeper clean? Follow our video and detailed written instructions below for washing your silk sling. Washing gives the silk a more matte appearance which most of our customers love, to preserve the original sheen of your silk sling, we recommend a combination of spot cleaning and environmentally-friendly dry cleaning. 

Hand Wash

  1. Unthread your sling.
  2. Fill a basin with cold water and add little liquid detergent. You want something free of optical brighteners and enzymes, we love Soak Scentless.
  3. Gently swish your sling around for 1 minute. It may lose some dye, that is ok.
  4. Remove sling and empty the water.
  5. Fill the basin again with cool water, this time adding 1/4 c vinegar.
  6. Add sling and gently swish around for 1 minute.
  7. Remove the sling from the water and gently roll into a towel to remove excess water. 
  8. Hang the sling to dry inside, and out of any direct sunlight. Silk can shrink a bit in the wash, pull on the sling gently to regain some length.
  9. While the sling is still slightly damp (dry is ok, too), steam iron on the hottest setting while gently pulling the sling back into shape.

Machine Wash

  1. Unthread your sling. 
  2. Wash it in your machine (alone, cold water, gentle cycle) with a little liquid detergent. Look for something free of optical brighteners and enzymes, we love Soak Scentless.
  3. Add 1/4 c. vinegar in before the last rinse cycle.
  4. Hang the sling to dry inside and out of direct sunlight. Silk can shrink a bit in the wash, pull on the sling gently to regain some length. Do not machine dry.
  5. While the sling is still slightly damp (dry is ok, too), steam iron on the hottest setting while gently stretching the sling back into shape.

*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.

BAMBOO

Get a little something on your sling? Patting it gently with a cold, damp washcloth should do the trick for a quick on the spot cleaning. 

Need a deeper clean? Follow our video and detailed written instructions below for washing your linen Sakura Bloom sling.

Hand Wash

  1. Unthread your sling.
  2. Fill a basin with cold water and add little liquid detergent. You want something free of optical brighteners and enzymes, we love Soak Scentless.
  3. Gently swish your sling around for 1 minute. It may lose some dye, that is ok.
  4. Remove the sling from the water and gently roll into a towel to remove excess water. 
  5. Hang the sling to dry inside and out of direct sunlight. Bamboo will shrink in the wash, pull on the sling wet to reshape and regain length. Do not machine dry.
  6. While the sling is still slightly damp (dry is ok, too), steam iron on the hottest setting while gently pulling the sling back into shape.

Machine Wash

  1. Unthread your sling. 
  2. Wash it in your machine (alone, cold water, gentle cycle) with a little liquid detergent. You want something free of optical brighteners and enzymes, we love Soak Scentless.
  3. Hang the sling to dry inside and out of direct sunlight. Bamboo will shrink in the wash, pull on the sling wet to reshape and regain length. Do not machine dry.
  4. While the sling is still slightly damp (dry is ok, too), steam iron on the hottest setting while gently pulling the sling back into shape.

*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.

CASHMERE

Get a little something on your sling? Patting it gently with a cold, damp washcloth should do the trick for a quick on the spot cleaning. 

Need a deeper clean? Follow the instructions below for washing your cashmere sling, environmentally-friendly dry cleaning is also an option. 

  1. Unthread your sling.
  2. Fill a basin with cold water and add little liquid detergent. You want something free of optical brighteners and enzymes, we love Soak Scentless.
  3. Gently swish your sling around for 1 minute. It may lose some dye, that is ok.
  4. Remove the sling from the water by squeezing and gently roll it into a towel to remove excess water. 
  5. Just like other natural fibers, wool can shrink when wet. Reshape your sling and lay flat to dry inside and out of any direct sunlight. Do not iron.

    *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.

    HOW DO I BREAK IN MY SLING

    We get a lot of questions asking, “how do I break my sling in?” This one is probably the easiest question to answer - use it! The number 1 way to break in you sling is to just jump in and start using it. Just like a new pair of jeans, a new scarf or a leather bag your sling just gets better with use. Washing your sling, tossing your linen sling in the dryer, steam ironing does wonders for softening, too. Don’t be afraid to steam iron your sling (including silk!), use the hottest setting on your iron (it usually says linen) and give it lots of steam! This is how we do it here in the studio and at home.

    STORAGE

    To preserve the life of your sling follow our storage recommendations below.

    For Everyday Storage - We like to keep our slings threaded and ready to go, keeping them out of direct sunlight when not in use. Really the only time you will need to unthread your sling is if you are going to wash it or store it for an extended period of time...

    Long Term Storage - If you plan to store your sling for an extended period of time we recommend unthreading it, giving it a wash and then either hanging it in a closet or rolling it up to store out of any direct sunlight. Washing it will remove any residue that could eat away at the fibers and rolling/hanging will keep the fabric nice and smooth. 

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