CARE

Care

Please treat your Kakaw Designs purchases with care and love.  Our products are handmade from start to finish, and are built to last.  If you have any particular questions about how to properly care for a specific item, please don’t hesitate to email us! We would love to hear from you at hello@kakawdesigns.com

 

BOOTS

Hand-made quality leather boots can last many happy years.  They become more and more comfortable as you wear them, since the leather molds around your feet.
Here’s a little guide to make sure your boots enjoy a long and happy life:
1. Polish the leather.  
We include a shoe polish kit with each pair to make this easier for you!  Just rub the polish onto the leather parts of your boots with the crote cloth.  This will protect your boots, give them a nice shine, and make them softer.
2.  Clean the textile.  
Spot-clean it like you would a piece of carpet, dabbing it with this magical, natural recipe:
1 part baking soda
2 parts vinegar
2 parts water
Mix and dab onto the parts with the fabric, and make sure to let dry when finished.
Here in beautiful Antigua during the rainy season, everything gets damp and inevitably some things mold if you do not take care of them. If you live in a similar climate, we recommend a healthy dose of sunshine and tea tree oil. Just let your boots soak up the sun once in a while, and treat the leather with tea tree oil, a natural fungicide.
Happy Booting!
 

SCARVES

Please treat our naturally-dyed and hand-woven cotton scarves with gentle care, always washing by hand and drying on a line. The dye has been locked-in with a natural fixer and hand-washed to release any extra dyes, but it is still normal for some color to run during the first couple of washes.  If this occurs, just soak your scarf in a tub of cold water mixed with ¼ cup vinegar or lime juice for a few hours.  Hand-wash, dry, and ta-da!  You’re ready to show off your beautiful scarf!