TASSEL EARRINGS

Finding it difficult to keep you tassel earrings in great shape after unboxing or using? If so, don't worry! You are definitely not alone. In fact, It's very natural for tassels to become a little frayed or wrinkled after use. There are times they just don't behave! However, here are some quick tips to get your pretty tassel back into their best shape and all ready to complete your #OOTD. 

1. Keep your tassels upright at all times

Place your tassel earrings on a rack or a stand to keep your tassels straight thanks to our dear friend, gravity! 

2. Use water

Lightly dampens the tassels with water and then blow dries them straight! Works like magic just like how you would blow dry your hair til they're straight and silky!

3. Gently iron with a steamer

Simply take your tassels and carefully steam them with a handheld steamer! Be extra careful tho, you might burn yourself! To avoid that, make sure you hang your tassels instead of holding them. 

 

HANDWOVEN BAGS

We are sure that everyone knows how to clean a bag, but perhaps, not a rattan bag! Cleaning rattan & ata bags may be tricky as they're handmade out of natural materials. Here are some tips to make sure your bag won't be ruined by a cleaning mistake!

First step before cleaning any type of bag

  • Empty all pocket and shake well upside down to remove dirt and trash. Use a lint roller to capture dust and crumbs if there is any.

1. Straw, Water hyacinth and Seagrass Bags

  • Keep it indoors, out of sunlight, and best stored in air-conditioned or dehumidified rooms. High humidity/Wet area can cause the natural material to decompose.¬†
  • To prevent dust from sticking on your handwoven bags, better store them in dustbags¬†than plastic bags because natural material also need to "breathe". In that case,¬†Salt and Tan already has a free dustbag for you per purchase!
  • In case your handwoven bag gets wet, wipe and air dry it immediately. You can also use a blower, but make sure you use cool wind instead of hot air.
  • Use a vacuum cleaner to keep¬†your handwoven bag dust-free.¬†
  • To remove stains, you can use an old toothbrush, mix a bit of soap with water and dip the toothbrush into the mixture. Gently rub the stained area while following the pattern of the straws. Then, gently wipe the area with a clean cloth to remove any soap residue and air dry it.
  • To keep your woven straw bag in shape, stuff bag with paper when not in use.
  • Store upright or lie flat to preserve shape.

2. Wicker Bags (Bamboo/Rattan Bags)

  • Keep it indoors, out of sunlight, and best stored in air-conditioned or dehumidified rooms.¬†High humidity/Wet area can cause the natural material to decompose.¬†
  • To prevent dust from sticking on your handwoven bags, better store them in dustbags¬†than plastic bags because natural material also need to "breathe".
  • You may use tweezers to¬†remove any dirt, but be careful¬†because you may poke a hole!
  • Apply a little wood polish/oil for the bag to preserve some moisture.
  • To keep bag in shape, stuff bag with paper when not in use.
  • Store upright or lie flat to preserve shape.
  • If you find molds on your bag, remove it carefully by using a mixture of bleach and water and gently rub it¬†with a damp soft cloth. However, we do not recommend you to do it for any bag that has a delicate hand painted¬†pattern.
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