Vegan leather exterior: 

Our vegan leather is incredibly durable and super easy to clean. Nearly anything and everything you might spill on your Kibou can be removed with dish soap and water or even a baby wipe!

For a deeper clean: 

  1. Create a cleaning solution with cool water and dish soap (ratio=1 cup of water: 1 ounce of soap).
  2. With a clean cloth, gently wipe down the exterior with the solution.
  3. To remove the soap, thoroughly rinse the cloth until no soap remains, and then wipe Kibou down with damp cloth until all soap is gone.

You can even use an antibacterial wipe to sanitize your Kibou (though we don’t recommend doing this frequently as it can compromise the integrity of the material). 

Canvas exterior: 

For everyday dirt and germs: 

  1. Create a cleaning solution with cool water and dish soap (ratio=1 cup of water: 1 ounce of soap).
  2. With a clean cloth, gently wipe down the exterior with the solution.
  3. To remove the soap, thoroughly rinse the cloth until no soap remains, and then wipe Kibou down with damp cloth until all soap is gone.

For removing a stain:

  1. Use this same cool water and dish soap solution with a toothbrush  (Note: do NOT use hot water, as this will cause the stain to set). 
  2. Gently move the brush in a circular motion on the stain. 
  3. Use a wet, clean cloth to wipe the bag down (repeat until all soap is gone).

Note: It is okay to submerge your canvas Kibou in cool water (some have even put theirs in the washing machine!) but prolonged soaking or warm water could affect the smooth line of the zippers. 

Nylon lining:

The best way to clean the nylon lining is by wiping with a damp cloth and a very small amount of dish soap (or laundry detergent). Let the bag air dry (or use a blow dryer on cool) to allow it to fully dry before you repack your Kibou.

Belt:

The belt and buckle can be submerged in water to soak with gentle detergent or dish soap (if you’re able to keep your vegan leather bag out of the water, in the process). 

If your belt is stained, a spray stain remover (like OxyClean) is safe to use on the nylon material, but avoid contact with the metal hardware. 

How do I clean my changing pad?

We suggest a warm cloth and gentle soap, but if you’d like to sanitize, you can certainly use antibacterial wipes or spray on your changing pad. Give the pad a few minutes to dry before folding back up and stashing in the back flap. 

While the nylon is water-resistant, we don’t recommend submerging your changing pad in water as prolonged soaking could seep into the foam padding and be difficult to dry fully.