You love your TOM BIHN bag. You take it everywhere with you, and soon it begins to show a little dirt, or at least you figure it must be getting dirty. So how do you clean it?
We recommend hand-washing your TOM BIHN bag with a mild soap — environmentally-friendly dish soaps work well, but as always, with any soap, test it on a small, inconspicuous area of the bag before you use it on the entire bag. Fill your sink or bath tub with warm water, add a little soap (a little goes a long way!), and let the bag soak for a half hour. If there are visible spots of dirt, gently rub the area with a wash cloth, or you can apply a little soap directly to that spot and let it soak. Rinse your bag thoroughly (this is a lot easier if you’ve only used a little bit of soap!) and lay your bag flat to dry on top of a bath towel.
Methods we DON’T recommend:
Having your bag dry-cleaned or putting your bag in a washing machine or dryer will void the guarantee, and make your bag look funny. We don’t want either of those things to happen.
Your TOM BIHN bag will last for years. The fabrics we use to make our bags are treated with a water-resistant coating, but over time, that coating will start to dissipate. If you live in a rainy climate like we do, we’d recommend treating your bag with Nikwax after one year of use.