Caring for your cotton canvas
from the Catalan and Basque Regions
Before your first use of our table linens, machine wash on cold, without soap, delicate cycle. Line dry and press. Please note that shrinkage of up to 8% is normal for natural textiles of this quality. Then wash normally on cold with mild soap. Machine dry on low or line dry. Wash dark colors separately. Continue to maintain this fabric for many years by washing on cold and drying on low or line drying. For bags and espadrilles, spot clean with mild soap.
Caring for your Espadrilles
Avoid Avoid getting the jute sole of your espadrilles wet. Do not machine wash. You can easily clean the canvas upper with a wet, soapy cloth and even tighten the canvas by turning the shoe upside down and dipping the canvas upper in hot water and allowing them to dry. If you get caught in the rain and the soles do get wet, stuff the shoes with newsprint and allow them to completely dry. If they get a little dirty, wipe fabric upper with soapy cloth or sponge – do not submerge in water to prolong the life of the jute foot bed. Most wearers of espadrilles get a full season out of their shoes. Keeping toenails trimmed helps to keep the fabric upper intact. Due to the delicate nature of natural fibers, these shoes are more fragile than a pair of leather shoes so taking care of them is important. They are priced so you can replace your favorites each year. Our shoes are the longest lasting espadrille because the jute sole is soaked into a bath of hot liquid rubber and the rubber goes into the jute so that it will not come apart from the sole unlike cheap imitations which simply glue a flat rubber sole to the jute.
Caring for your outdoor Sunbrella Fabric
Clean with a damp cloth or sponge or washing machine cold cycle.
Caring for your Fabric and Acrylic Trays
Our trays, made in France, are actual fabric, sandwiched between two layers of molded acrylic. Although they are sealed, water can still get through some areas. To avoid staining the fabric, sponge clean the surface and do not submerge in water or place in dishwasher.