How to Wash Your Penny Scallan Backpack


We know life with kids is messy. Food gets spilt, things fall out of the car, bags lie on dusty floors, dirt ovals and wet pool tiles while dancing, sport and swimming lessons are going on — where does it end! 

Penny Scallan puts the ‘fun’ in functional. Our adorable products are specially designed to be not only child-friendly, but parent-friendly as well! Our bags and backpacks are made from thick 100% cotton canvas with a scratch and water-resistant coating that makes them extra durable, and they’re machine-washable as well! 

Here’s how to keep your little one’s well-loved Penny Scallan backpack in tip-top shape:

A Bit Grubby

A few dirty grazes here and there? Perhaps a spill? Simply spot-clean the coated canvas by wiping it with a warm damp cloth.

Pretty Dirty

My, my, what happened here? Looks like it’s time for the washing machine. Take care to empty the backpack fully, removing any toys, coins, leftover lunches, and especially tissues! Make sure to wash on a cold, gentle cycle to prevent warping. 

For best results, pop it into an old pillowcase or large laundry bag to protect zippers or straps from flicking against the agitator (which not only makes an annoying noise, but could damage the small pieces).

Very, Very Dirty

Looks like this situation calls for a double attack. Firmly scrub at stubborn stains with warm, soapy water — the sooner you can attend to these the better, but the water-resistant coating will help protect liquids from staining or seeping through. 

After spot-cleaning the worst areas, proceed to machine-wash as above. 

Drying Off

No matter if you’ve done a spot clean or a full wash, making sure your Penny Scallan bag dries well is key to having a long lasting item. We recommend stuffing the bag with a dry towel then zipping it up, and hanging it to dry out of direct sunlight. This method means your bag will keep its shape and that the bright designs won’t fade.

And we’re all done! No need to stress next time you see that yoghurt burst, or juice spill — we know mess is an inevitable part of the everyday adventure that is kids, and design our products with that in mind.
Why not print out our handy cleaning hacks and stick them up in the laundry?

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