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  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2005

    How do I clean my cork bag?

    I have a Cork Swift that I received in Sept. It's been everywhere with me each day and it's starting to look a bit....grimy.

    I've searched all over and I can't find any specific instructions for cleaning the cork fabric, just a vague reference in the forums that "it can be washed".

    So....what's the official, recommended, Tom-Bihn approved method of cork fabric cleaning?

  2. #2
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    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Lone Star State
    Hi Polcamilla

    I found the thread below that talks about cleaning Cork. Make sure to read the last post from Darcy on cleaning recommendations.
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  3. #3
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    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    I clean the cork on my Imago every few months. I still use a nice, soft washcloth and warm water, and it cleans up fine. Once I needed a bit more oomph, so I added a few drops of shampoo to the warm water (I was on the road and bereft of better options). A gentle rinse, and good to go.

    Just keep at it, gentle strokes along the cork, till the washcloth comes up absolutely clean. Gentle dry with a towel, and you're done. Easy peasy.
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