Preventions

It is a commonplace to protect investments, designer bags and accessories are no different. But how do you care for such an expensive item that was made to carry everything from messy makeup, to pens and other odds and ends? Also, can remedy be done when things do go wrong? Just find out almost everything you want to know from here!

Note: Preventions are defined according to general types of material being exposed to weathering and accidents, therefore, illustrations' representing the preventions do not exclusively reflect or specify certain brands.



Color Fading - You can only slow down the process. You can keep your bags away from UV rays/ sunlight, hot weather and high humid. Stop using products which are harmful to delicate materials and contribute to color fading. Keep it in the dust bag (or white pillow case with minimum 220 thread count) provided to reduce UV rays.

MyBagSpa (MyBagSpa) can do a color restoration or gloss revival on leathers. Suede and nubuck can be dyed upon request and sense of touch might be altered. There's limited solutions we can do for other materials.

MyBaySpa Recommends: Charcoal fiber dust bag, Charcoal Bamboo



Color Transfer - Color run on materials is irreversible, Avoid contact with furniture, garments etc. that can cause color migration. Color run on Patent/PVC material items are permanent. Take extra care when storing bags /items together; please avoid direct contact of different colors (as long as items have different color) as they tend to migrate colors to each other (especially but not exclusively Patent/PVC items).

MyBagSpa can do a color restoration on the leather. Light color transfer on canvas and other materials can be cleaned by us. For medium to heavy denim stains, it can only be minimised. Bags are like clothes, if washed too many times, original colors can fade a little. That is a risk we'll never take unless upon request. As for Patent/PVC items will most likely stay permanent! (a stage 4 skin cancer)

MyBagSpa Recommends: Pro-treatment for leather protection (Minimising Effect only), Luxury Cleanser for cleaning away or reducing denim dye on leather.



Denim/Jeans dye transfer - Be very, very careful; heavy denim color transfer to your beloved belongings is irreversible (especially dark colored denim). Do not ever come in contact with any denim.
 
MyBagSpa can do a garment dye extract and a color restoration on the leather. Light denim stains on canvas and other materials can be cleaned by us. For medium to heavy denim stains, it can only be minimised. Bags are like clothes, if washed too many times, original colors can fade a little. That is a risk we'll never take unless upon request. As for Patent/PVC items will most likely stay permanent! (A stage 4 skin cancerL)
 
MyBagSpa Recommends: Pro-treatment for leather protection (Minimising Effect only), Luxury Cleanser for cleaning away or reducing denim dye on leather.



Dry & Stiffen out leather - Like our skin, you need to keep your belongings away from UV rays/ sunlight, hot weather and dry humid.

MyBagSpa recommends: Charcoal Bamboo & Moisturiser/Silk Serum



Freckles - Keep your belongings away from dark and moist areas. Freckles often (but do not exclusively) occurs when kept in wardrobe.

MyBagSpa can do a deep cleansing, disinfection and a color restoration to cover away the mold spots on the leather. There's nothing permanent we can do to save Patent/PVC items. Canvas items can be washed and disinfected to minimise or remove completely. Suede & nubuck items will most likely be permanent (Upon request, we can do a disinfection and color restoration, sense of touch might be altered.)
 
MyBagSpa Recommends: Charcoal fiber dust bag, Charcoal Bamboo



Folds, creases, and winkles - No! You cannot get rid of folds by ironing it! Avoid these problems by stuffing pearl or plain paper inside the bags to keep it in the right shape. Keep straps properly aligned. Undo strap buckles during storage of items. Unbuckling of the straps before storage will reduce/stop areas becoming impressed and unattractive .



Handles and straps - You can most likely slow down and minimise the process. If your hands sweats a lot, contails (trust us, it will) soil, hair/ beauty products, skin lotions etc. This means that proper hand washing should be observed before handling your designer items. Dead skin cells contribute to soiling of handles as well. So to minimise this problem, hang the handles on your elbow if possible. For strap, avoid sleeveless clothes to minimise contact with skin.
 
MyBagSpa can do an oil extraction process, cleansing, disinfection and color restoration on leather handles & straps. Other materials will receive a deep cleansing and disinfect services.

MyBagSpa Recommends: For Handle Only for leather, Luxury Cleanser for cleaning leather



Ink Marks - Although designer bags would indeed make good surfaces to jot things down on paper, it is highly recommended that another surface be found. Keep the pen caps on; in bag's lining or better still, forego the pen. Home remedies e.g. using rubber or hairspray usually creates more or enlarge the original problem.
 
MyBagSpa can do a ink dye extract and a color restoration on the leather. Canvas, suede, nubuck as well as other materials will receive a deep cleansing process and possibly remove or minimise the ink marks. Upon request, suede or nubuck can receive a color restoration, sense of touch might be altered.



Make Up - Please take care if you often find yourself hugging your bags to your face(with make up on)! J Or when placing cosmetics in your designer bag, place your cosmetic products in a separate plastic bag to prevent spillage.
 
MyBagSpa can do a deep cleansing on all materials to remove or minimise cosmetic stains. Color restoration can be applied to leathers. Upon request, color restoration can sometimes be applied on suede, nubuck and canvas, but sense of touch will be altered.
 
MyBagSpa Recommends: Luxury Cleanser for leather.



Musty Odors - Keep your items away from dark and moist areas. Allow free flow of air if possible. When your items have been hit by liquid e.g. rain, make sure it is totally dry before storing it. Make sure the place that is used to store your items is free of mold and mildew.
 
MyBagSpa can do a deep ozone disinfecting service to get rid of the odor. After that, item will be given a deep cleansing & disinfecting service ensuring musty odors are removed completely.

MyBagSpa Recommends: Charcoal fiber dust bag, Charcoal fiber clothes cover. Charcoal Bamboo



Odor - Keep your sweat away from designer items. For shoes, change your socks often. Moist environment plays a big part for the bacteria and fungi to grow. As our dead skin cells provide food for them, it is advisable to have minimum contact between your skin and items as well.

MyBagSpa can do a deep ozone disinfecting service to get rid of the odor. After that, item will be given a deep cleansing & disinfecting service ensuring dead skin cells, fungi, bacteria and waste material (from bacteria) deep in the canvas, leather fibers and other materials are uprooted. This service will leave the item clean & odor free. In a rare & extreme cases, odor will only be minimised.

MyBagSpa Recommends: Luxury Cleanser for leather, Charcoal fiber dust bag, Charcoal fiber clothes cover. Charcoal Bamboo 



Oil Stain Marks - Keep food, sweat, skin, skin lotion etc. away from your articles. When accident happens, do not try to remove yourself by rubbing it. Chances are, you will broaden the problem.
MyBagSpa offers an oil extraction service and a deep cleansing ensuring oil is uprooted from canvas and other materials.

For leather materials, an oil extraction service is performed on affected area. A deep cleansing service and a color restoration is often necessary after the oil extraction service. For suede & nubuck materials, deep cleansing process will usually be able to remove or minimise oil stains. Upon request, suede or nubuck can receive a color restoration, sense of touch might be altered.

MyBagSpa Recommends: Pro-Treatment for leathers



Oxidation - Try to minimise the process by not exposing materials to too much humid or water as both contains oxygen. For metal, try to avoid wearing off the protecting layer (usually plastic coating) on it.

MyBagSpa offers deep cleansing, and most often do a color restoration on leather. Canvas, suede, nubuck as well as other materials will receive a deep cleansing process and possibly remove or minimise discoloration. Upon request, suede or nubuck can receive a color restoration, sense of touch might be altered. For metal piece, MyBagSpa will polish and apply a layer of protection to slow down oxidation.

MyBagSpa Recommends: Charcoal Bamboo



Patina Leather - If you want to slow down the process on the leather, reduce exposing to sunlight/ UV ray. If you love it, under controlled and monitored conditions, patina can be achieved using mild sunlight/ UV ray exposure to the leather. To keep it clean, minimise contact between your skin and the leather.

MyBagSpa provides a deep oil extraction cleansing process and color restoration for the leathers.

MyBagSpa recommends: For Handle Only, Pro-Treatment, Luxury cleanser & Moisturiser/ Silk Sirum



Red/pink spots - Keep your belongings away from dark and moist areas. Red rot often occurs when kept in wardrobe (Because it is dark and cosy, it is ideal for mold/bacteria to grow).
 
MyBagSpa can do a deep cleansing, disinfection and color restoration to cover away the red mold spots on the leather. There's nothing permanent we can do to save Patent/PVC items. Canvas items receive a deep cleansing & disinfection service to minimise or to remove completely. Upon request, suede or nubuck can receive a color restoration; sense of touch might be altered.

MyBagSpa Recommends: Charcoal Bamboo



Sticky - Keep your articles in cool places and stay (especially Patent/PVC leather & canvas) away from hot weather, high humidity & overly exposed sunlight. Normal canvas is one of the victims as well. Stickiness will not likely be happening during winter/ autumn seasons.

MyBagSpa Recommends: Charcoal Bamboo



Soiling - Since there's no stopping, you might as well minimise it? Keep your items away from dirty areas, make sure your hands are clean, never place it on the floor etc.

MyBagSpa deep cleansing & disinfecting service ensures that soiling of dead skin cells, fungi, bacteria, waste material (from bacteria) etc., deep in the canvas, leather fibers and other materials are uprooted. This service leaves not only the surface clean, but deep inside the materials as well.

MBA Recommends: Daily Cleanser, Luxury Cleanser, Luxury Cleanser Plus



Tarnished Metal - Try to keep wear and tear to the minimum. When liquid substance gets in contact on the metal piece, wipe it off and blow dry it when possible. Once oxidation occurs, polishing it might helpJ.

MyBagSpa can offer to polish up your metal piece and apply protection on metal, but all these are just a temporary fix. It has to be constantly re-apply.

MyBagSpa Recommends: Charcoal Bamboo



Water/Liquid Stain Marks - Yes it might be raining heavily, but please do not use your bags as your umbrella. Instead, keep your precious items covered as much as possible. When liquid stains do occur, dap it gently with a piece of dry cloth to remove as much as possible and blow dry it when possible.

MyBagSpa can perform a deep water repellant service on items. For affected leather items, MyBagSpa can do a deep cleansing, disinfecting and a color restoration when necessary. Other materials will have the option of getting a deep cleansing & disinfecting service. Liquid stains on other materials, depending on the seriousness, can be removed completely or be minimised.

MyBagSpa Recommends: Pro-Treatment for leather, For-handle-Only, Luxury Cleanser plus, Water Repellant 



Wear & Tear - Since there's no stopping scuffs, try to minimize itJ. Avoid causing any friction on material, e.g. garments, jeans, walls etc. To prevent tear, keep your bags in moderate weight will retain their life span (particularly but not exclusively to stitches and straps).

MyBagSpa can restore leather fiber for minor wear & tear, deep cut or tear on leather will require repairs that might alter the look and feel of the items. Scuffs on other materials are usually permanent.



Yellowish/dull - Usually an irreversible process. You can only slow down the course of action. Keep your items away from UV rays/ sunlight, hot weather and high humid. Stop using products which are harmful to delicate materials that contribute to yellowish. Keep it in the dust bag (or white pillow case with minimum 220 thread count) provided to reduce UV rays. Patent/PVC materials are more (but not exclusively) likely to get affected. Avoid oil stains, dead skin cells, sweat, lotions, alcohol based products etc. directly on the materials.

MyBagSpa can do a deep cleansing, disinfection and a color restoration on the leather. There's nothing permanent we can do to save Patent/PVC items (At most minimize the yellowish stains). Canvas items receives a deep cleansing and disinfection to minimise or remove yellowish completely. Upon request, suede or nubuck can receive a color restoration; sense of touch might be altered.

MyBagSpa recommends: Charcoal fiber dust bag, Charcoal Bamboo



Yellow Stain Marks - Try to keep rust/ tarnished zip and metal piece from getting scuffed and oxidised. For metal zip, apply bee/candle wax on it. For metal piece, usually there's a layer of protection possible lacquer coating to prevent rust and oxidation. Once scuffs/ wear and tear occurs, there's really nothing much you can do except to keep them away from rain & liquid substance from speeding up the oxidation process (polishing it might helpJ). And keep your items away from sunlight, hot weather and humid places.

MyBagSpa can offer to polish up your metal piece, apply bee wax on metal zip, apply protection on metal piece, but all these are just a temporary fix and needs reapplying. We can apply color corrections on leather. For the rest of the materials, we can only minimize visibility. Stickiness on materials can only be minimized. Upon request, suede or nubuck can receive a color restoration; sense of touch might be altered.

MyBagSpa Recommends: Charcoal Bamboo, Luxury Cleanser.

General tips on how to take care of your items:

Keep in a cool, dry and well ventilated (Bags are like us, they need to constantly breathe fresh air). Storage of items in plastic containers is not advisable because this can lead to discolouration of the leather.

Protect items from heat and direct sunlight because both can cause colour changes
 
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