General Bag Care
Storksak bags are designed to withstand the stresses that parents subject them to, and are made from premium and high tech materials. We offer a limited repair service, however we believe that by giving you the know-how to look after you bag, will help keep your bag looking its best for as long as possible.
General fabric, leather & hardware care | Care must be taken with all our bags and accessories to avoid scuffing against rough surfaces that could cause scratches and tears. The base and corners of any bag will naturally wear first, which is considered within our normal range of ‘wear and tear’. Painted leather edges may wear or crack over time, depending on use and environmental conditions.
Internal cleaning | All our bags are lined with a premium water-resistant material that can be wiped clean. Do not put your Storksak bag in a washing machine. * Note: our Changing Mats are machine washable at 30% Air dry*.
Zips | If your zips get stuck, avoid yanking it free. Use a little bit of clear lip balm to loosen the zip, and it should return to it’s normal function after some gentle opening and closing. Avoid opening a loaded bag holding it from the zip pull only. We advise opening it when holding your bag or supporting the base. Some Storksak bags have a double zipper which allows you to open each side individually reducing the need to open the full width with one zipper.
Handles | The top grab handles are a handy function on your bag to quickly pick it up when in a rush, but the bags are not designed to be held by the top handles for a long period of time. Therefore, please never attach your bag to your buggy using the top/ grab handles and instead always use the D rings & stroller clips or built-in stroller straps.
Stroller Clips & Straps | We have specially selected the hardware used on our stroller straps to ensure they are durable and long lasting. Some buggies have paint finishes or materials on handle bars that can be easily scratched so we recommend when attaching your stroller straps or clips to your buggy you try to minimise the contact of the hardware to the buggy bar, instead ensure it is the webbing strap.
*PLEASE NOTE - The velcro part of your stroller clips/ strap should not be in direct contact with your buggy bar, only the webbing part of the strap should be positioned around the buggy bar.*
Velcro on our stroller straps | We advise you to de-fluff the velcro used on our Stroller Straps when you notice a build-up. This will ensure it’s loop and hook function works efficiently.
Hardware | We use premium metal plating on all our hardware but please be aware that this can fade over time depending on environmental factors.
Leather care | We recommend cleaning your leather bag with a good quality neutral (non coloured) leather cleaner. This will help to nourish the leather, and protect it from weathering.
Water & heat | We recommend keeping your bag away from excessive heat. All our materials are water-resistant and designed to use in the rain, however do not fully submerge your bag in water. Should you bag accidentally become excessively wet, pack it loosely with a clean neutral coloured cloth or plain paper and allow to air dry.
Colour transfer from clothing | Dark clothing like denim or non dye-fast materials may transfer colour to your bag and cause staining. Try not to let your bag rub against such materials, that may not have been as rigorously treated or tested as our bags are.