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How to Wash and Care for Your Recycled Sailcloth Bag

Recycled Sailcloth Bag

Casco Totes bags are not only versatile, but they are also easy to care for. Made from recycled sails, they've already been tried and tested at sea and require little attention during everyday use. So don't be afraid to wash recycled sail tote bags; just follow these simple tricks, and you'll see that sailcloth bag care is like a breeze.

Recycled Sailcloth Bag

Washing Your Sailcloth Bag

Most sail bags are safe to machine wash as they do not shrink or deform like canvas bags. Still, use this method sparingly, especially if your bag has vintage insignia, black or navy handles, or high-performance sailcloth.

Sailcloth bag care in the machine: wash recycled sail tote bags in a gentle wash cycle with cold water using clear detergent, then hang them by the handles to air dry. That's it! Do not use bleach or the dryer, as they can damage sail bags!

Caring for Your Sailcloth Bag

While you can machine wash recycled sail tote bags, it's often not necessary. A simple spot clean will do the trick in most cases; just be sure to try the stain remover on a hidden area first to see if it reacts with the sailcloth. Also, if you clean your bag outdoors, use a natural cleaning product to protect the environment.

Care of sail bag with spot cleaning:

  • Spray a gentle stain remover on it
  • Let it soak
  • Wipe it with a clean cloth

Voilà, your bag is as good as new; no need to use aggressive stain removers or brushes.

Are Sail Bags and Totes Water Resistant?

All our bags are water resistant! They are made from 100% recycled sailcloth, so they can take a lot of water (That's why it's also safe to wash recycled sail tote bags). However, there are always parts that are a bit more delicate such as the seams, cotton webbing handles, and zippers.

Casco Totes uses marine-grade materials and corrosion-resistant zippers that can withstand rain and water but to make your bag long-lasting, try to avoid extreme scenarios. So if you drop your bag in the puddle once or twice, it will be fine. If you take it snorkeling (why would you, though?), it won't love that.

How to Keep the White Cloths Bags in Good Shape

Recycled sailcloth totes sometimes have stains from their previous life spent at sea. These are more visible on white cloth and can't be removed, but we think that only makes them more unique!

As for new stains, gentle sailcloth bag care is the best approach for white bags. Avoid chlorine bleach as it can turn the fabric yellow; just wipe them down with a wet cloth and enjoy them as they are: full of personality, patina, and a story to tell.

Designed for Easy Care: The Maine Sailcloth Tote

Our customers take our reusable tote bags on many adventures: from the farmer's market to the beach or a weekend getaway, your Maine sail cloth tote will collect stories—and stains —along the way. Understandably, you want to get rid of these stains. Cold machine washing and gentle sailcloth bag care will do the job on our recycled tote bags, as well as on other members of our fleet, including:

As a rule of thumb, don't wash recycled sail tote bags too often because the heavy-duty sailcloth simply doesn't need it, just enjoy them with all the personality they have!

Recycled Tote Bags by Casco Totes

Casco Totes makes practical and stylish bags—from recycled sails! All our products have had a life at sea, making them both durable and unique. Whichever model you choose, it will be a versatile accessory to take on adventures, whether on water or land. And the bonus point: sailcloth bag care is like a breeze.

Sounds like what you're looking for? Then browse our selection of sailcloth totes to find the model that sings to you. Or got a question? Feel free to fill out our contact form or call us at 207-865-2100. Sail away in style with Casco Totes bags!

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