Getting the most out of products is a vital part of staying sustainable in a world where consumerism is too highly valued. Organic jute bags are viewed by many as the perfect sustainable bag option as they are highly reusable and come from 100% natural sources. Whilst both statements are true, some work must be put into keeping them clean and functional for use in the future. In today’s article, we break down some of our top tips on how you can take care of your organic jute bag.
- Use a mild soap that will not damage the organic jute fabric
Organic jute can be quite sensitive to high-strength bleach and cleaning products. Make sure that you use a mild soap on your organic jute bag and wash it gently. This will reduce the number of tears that occur and increase the usable life of the organic jute bag. High-strength bleach and cleaning products contain chemicals that can degrade the fibers in the organic jute, causing it to become brittle and prone to tearing.
Using a mild detergent, on the other hand, helps to preserve the integrity of the fibers, keeping the organic jute strong and preventing tears. In case you aren’t familiar with the options available for a mild variety of soaps, you can check out a site similar to Thecleaningcollective.co.uk to have a fair understanding. Combing through different products and going through their ingredients list can help you clear your confusion.
- Make sure you dry the organic jute bag without burning to the lining
After you have cleaned the organic jute bag, you will want to make sure that it is dried correctly. Naturally, we advise keeping it away from any open flames or particularly hot surfaces. Drying it in a similar way to clothing, either outside or on a clothes rack. This will ensure the organic jute bag is dried naturally without distorting the size or dimensions of the bag.
- How often should I wash my organic jute bag?
This is a question many have different answers for. To some extent, it depends on the number of times you use it. For organic jute bags that are used frequently as either shopping or general use bags, we recommend cleaning them once every 3-4 weeks. This will ensure the bag is kept clean without taking up too much of your valuable time.
- What is the process of cleaning my organic jute bag?
Many people have different processes when it comes to washing organic jute bags, whilst there is no hard or fast rule for the right method, we have outlined one we find works very well below.
Step 1: shake all the dirt off from outside and inside the bag
Step 2: add some eco-friendly detergent and water to a washing bowl
Step 3: Soak the bag in the water for around 10-15 minutes
Step 4: get a non-abrasive sponge and rub the marks off in a circular motion
Step 5: rinse the bag and remove the detergent from the organic jute
Step 6: Leave the bag to dry naturally without applying heat or wringing it out
Does the quality of the bag affect its cleanliness?
Yes, it does. High-quality organic jute bags will usually have a much higher thread count than cheaper ones. This reduces the number of bacteria that can be trapped and means you can keep it cleaner with less effort. This is why we recommend buying high-quality organic jute bags, it will be well worth the investment in the long run.