Taking Care of Your Sewn Sandals

Your pair of Sewn Sandals needs a little TLC. I hope these tips will help you take care of your favorite pairs. Our sandals are crafted with love and care, and I want to share these tips with you.

How do I maintain/take care of my Sewn sandals?

Since most of the products are made of biodegradable materials such as abaca and water hyacinth, it is advisable that they should not be submerged in water for a long period of time. 

Most of our sandals can hold in a little amount of moisture and/or sand, but it is highly advisable to dry them in the sun after every use.

Specific Instructions for Each Material

Abaca/Manila Hemp 

Abaca is considered one of the strongest natural fibers in the world. It is originally used for marine cordage. It will absorb moisture and can be used at the beach, but we don’t recommend soaking them entirely as the fibers may harden once they dry. Many of our clients enjoy using them on their beach trips or in the rain. But as in any product, our shoes need a little bit of TLC, too.

Water Lily

Water Lily or Water Hyacinth is an aquatic plant that absorbs moisture. 

Just like abaca, it is advisable not to get them wet and should never be soaked. A sprinkle of sand and/or water is fine, but allow them to dry thoroughly in the sun after every use. You can also use a hairdryer so it could dry quicker. 

To gently clean, use a damp cloth to spot clean. Please make sure that it dries thoroughly. Shake off dust or use a vacuum cleaner over woven parts. 

To eliminate mold and mildew, it is important to keep your pair of sandals dry. Kindly store your Water Hyacinth pairs in a well-ventilated area. Do not store in a plastic container. If the sandals are stored in a moist area too long, they may accumulate mold that may be hazardous to your health. 

Remove mold and/or mildew immediately by using a soft brush and then drying them out in the sun. We naturally love the sun and air and so does your Water Hyacinth pair. True to its nature, it is a biodegradable product and environment-friendly. ♥

Pwede ba mabasa? Questions about Water

A sprinkle of sand and water is fine with our pairs, but never them immerse in water. With some natural & biodegradable materials in our styles, it needs some TLC too like how we love the sun and air as well. Most styles need spot cleaning, especially the upcycled, canvass, and abaca ones. Some can be wiped with a damp cloth. Abaca is one of the strongest natural fibers in the world and is originally used for marine cordage, but it can harden once the water dries up which can affect comfort. Most customers use Sewn Sandals during their beach trips as we’re one with you in taking a breather.

I hope the information helps in making sure your pair of Sewn Sandals lasts longer.

Until My Next Musing,

Mariel Ortiz-Luis Veluz
Founder, Sewn Sandals

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