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    Washing bags- cat dander

    I bought a second hand bag, navy/ solar s19. I didn't know until after I bought it that the owner had cats. The bag is clean and very well kept. I am allergic to cats. I touch the bag and instantly start itching. Any suggestions? I really like the bag but am afraid to use it. I read about submerging the bag in a bathtub and using a soft soap to clean it. Will this work to get out the cat dander/oil? Thanks in advance.

    #2
    I can't speak to specific cat allergy/ cleaning solutions but I've washed TB bags in both the bath and a UK (front loading) washing machine.

    In both cases, the goal was gentle hand washing with natural soap flakes. A45 in the bath by hand and S25 and SCB in the machine on hand wash cycle.

    I allowed both to drip dry outside and got great results both ways.

    Any dirt, discolouration, light hairs etc were gone and no damage to the fabric or straps.

    Hope this helps.


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      #3
      Originally posted by Mbladen View Post
      I bought a second hand bag, navy/ solar s19. I didn't know until after I bought it that the owner had cats. The bag is clean and very well kept. I am allergic to cats. I touch the bag and instantly start itching. Any suggestions? I really like the bag but am afraid to use it. I read about submerging the bag in a bathtub and using a soft soap to clean it. Will this work to get out the cat dander/oil? Thanks in advance.
      I sympathize; our oldest son (now an adult) has the same allergy. We have no pets. If I were you, I'd simply get rid of the bag. Life's too short.
      Go Navy

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        #4
        I ended up putting on eBay. Too bad too because it is a Navy/Solar S19 and I really like it!

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          #5
          The Synapse will be mine, all mine!
          I have a bunch of great bags. Favorite color combos include Aubergine/Island, Navy/Solar, Forest/UV, Original Halcyon/Wasabi, Cloud/Viridian... and now also Seapine/UV!

          I've fulfilled my dream of palindromic-colored nested bags! Navy/Ultraviolet Pilot with Aubergine/Island Side Effect inside: blue purple purple blue. Forest/UV A45 with Aubergine/Wasabi Co-Pilot inside: green purple purple green.

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            #6
            Yep, yep!!��

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