5 pocket hemp/cotton backpack wash instructions – MyShittyBackpack™

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    Although the color of this backpack is a light beige, it does not get dirty fast. I wore mine for months before I had to wash it. I am also careful to not set my backpack on dirty or muddy floors. 

If your backpack got wet in the rain simply hang it to air dry. Do not dry the backpack in a dryer or it would shrink.

Washing instructions:


      • DO NOT USE WASHER. Place backpack in a pan of cold water with regular laundry detergent. Smokers can add a cup of white vinegar (for removing cannabis/tobacco smell) at this stage. Swish around gently. Soap up stains or dirty areas by hand with laundry soap. NO BLEACH OR HARSH DETERGENTS. 


It is recommended to not leave the backpack soaking for a long time as this would damage the water repellency.

      • Immediately rinse with cold water until there are no more suds. 2 or 3 rinses should be enough. Empty bucket in between rinses. 

      • Hang to dry in the shade. DO NOT USE DRYER.

      • If needed, iron on highest heat setting with maximum steam, insisting on the edges of the flap so that it looks really flat. Make sure that the sole of your iron is perfectly clean before your start. Apply a lot of pressure and steam. You can also iron all the sides of the backpack if you want to.

Use the rounded edge of your ironing table to iron the sides if you wish so:how to iron the side pockets

how to iron the sides of the backpack

how to iron the side

This is how your backack looks brand new again.