Your basket is handmade from merino wool, a beautiful natural product. This includes specific properties. If I have only just made your basket, the wool is still very fresh.
The wool is not twisted together and treated as is the case for clothing. The wool is therefore - except for washing, combing and dyeing - completely pure and "fluffy". This gives it the softness and volume that makes them feel very nice.
But pay attention, this also requires good care from you.
To keep your basket as beautiful as possible, it is best to be careful with it. The rougher you (or your pet) handle it, the more you see it. It is normal for the wool to get tighter over time. The wool felts under your hands, as it were. The adhesion of the wool ensures that you can see fluff here and there (especially in the beginning). This is normal for wool, and very dependent on how intensively the basket is used. You can easily cut fluff that you do not want, it is better not to pull it.
Wash? Better not. Wool is naturally dirt-resistant. That's nice, so airing is often enough to get your basket fresh again.
Washing is not recommended because this causes the wool to lose its lightness and volume.
You can always steam, or hang your basket outside on a fresh, humid morning.
Do you have no other option but to wash your basket? Then do it with cold water and not too long, because wool shrinks very quickly. Then let the product dry flat (do not hang it up because it will deform).
The outside of your baskets consists of 100% organic cotton, the inside is recycled polyester. Both fabrics are easy to care for and do not require special care like the wool version.
Do vacuum your basket regularly to prevent it from getting very dirty. Has the basket become dirty after all? Then you can wash it by hand or in the washing machine at a low temperature (not above 30 ° C).
Wash it on a short program. Since the basket consists of cotton and polyester, you can safely use a little detergent. Never hang up the basket after washing! This will cause it to deform. Let it dry flat and preferably on a dry, sunny day. When the basket dries very slowly, it can cause unpleasant odors and you would of course prefer to avoid that.
The material is made out of two components: one part mineral powder and one part waterbased resin. Combining these two creates a very strong and durable ceramic which can be used in many ways.
Although the material is water-resistant, it's not waterproof. This means water will not get through and it won't damage your product but it's not recommended to expose it to water frequently because with long-term use it could stain.
Every item is sanded and sealed with an all-natural stone and concrete wax. This makes it easier to clean and makes sure your product will be beautiful for a very long time. It's recommended to seal again after six years.
When your item gets dirty or stained, use a damp cloth and light detergent to clean it. Never put it in the dishwasher and don't use harsh cleaning products!
Candle wax can be easily removed when it's dried up.