As the weather warms up, it's the perfect time to break out your favorite Emthunzini or 360FIVE Everyday sun hat and hit the beach, park, or pool. But did you know that how you care for your sun hat can make a big difference in its longevity and appearance? In this blog, we'll provide tips and tricks on how to care for your sun hat, so it will stay in great condition for years to come.
There is a tag on each hat that has cleaning instructions, so be sure to read it before washing. Generally, we recommend hand washing in cold water using a mild liquid hand soap or spot cleaning where indicated. Air dry and do not use bleach or Woolite®. To remove any creases or wrinkles, gently steam the hat.
Hand Washable and Crush-Resistant Styles:
These sun hat styles are durable, crush-resistant, and ideal for travel. You can hand wash them in cold water using a mild liquid hand soap, then air dry outside or use a hairdryer on a cool setting to dry and shape your hat. To pack these styles, push the crown of the hat straight down to flatten it out, and lay it flat in your suitcase so it won't get folded or creased.
Spot Clean Only and Natural Fibre Styles:
Generally, handwoven Raffia, Natural Fibre, and non-colourfast styles should be spot cleaned without submerging in water. We recommend using a wet wipe or a damp cloth to clean the dirty area. Handle these styles with care when packing, as they are not crushable. To pack them, pack your clothes around the edges of your suitcase, leaving the middle free for your hat. Place your hat upside down inside your case and put scarves and other soft accessories inside the hat to help keep its shape.
Our sun hats are ideal for travel and can be packed and flattened into your suitcase or backpack. They simply bounce back into shape upon arrival.
Crush Resistant Styles:
Push the crown of the hat straight down to flatten it out and lay it flat in your suitcase so it won't get folded or creased.
Crushable and Foldable Soft Sun Hats:
Some styles can be stuffed in your bag and are ready to go.
Handle with Care Styles:
These styles should be handled with care and should never be squished. Pack your clothes around the edges of your suitcase, leaving the middle free for your hat. Place your hat upside down inside your case and put scarves and other soft accessories inside the hat to help keep its shape.
In conclusion, taking proper care of your Emthunzini or 360FIVE Everyday sun hat will ensure that it stays in great condition for years to come. Remember to follow the cleaning instructions on the tag, and pack your hat with care, especially when travelling. Refer to the swing tag, above fabric features and care chart, or watch our packing videos for more tips and tricks!
For additional info visit: www.sunhats.co.za/pages/fabric-types