A GUIDE TO OUTDOOR USE

Fabrics We Recommend for Outdoor Use

Polyester

Mudcloth

Cotton

Fabrics Not for Outdoor Use

Linen

Velvet

Corduroy

Faux Leather

Plush

Chenille

Pillow Inserts:

The most important component of outdoor decorative throw pillows is the pillow insert. Our synthetic pillow inserts, also called poly-fill or polyester fiberfill, are mildew-resistant, hypoallergenic, and air-dry quickly. The polyester fiberfill ensures the inserts will keep their shape when exposed to outdoor elements.

HOW TO CLEAN PILLOW COVERS

Sometimes life gets messy! Here are some tips for cleaning your decorative throw pillows if they get stained or dirty:

Before cleaning any spot or stain, remove as much dust as possible to avoid pushing it into the fabric. Remove the insert from the pillow cover, take the cover outside, and smack the cover with your hand a few times to remove any dust. You can also vacuum the cover by utilizing your vacuum’s upholstery brush attachment. When vacuuming, be mindful of fringe, tassels, and other embellishments to avoid damaging the pillow cover.

Cleaning Liquid Spills

Step 1: Use a white fabric towel to blot the wet stain. Be sure to blot, not rub. Rubbing will drive the liquid deeper into the fabric and cause damage. Continue blotting until no more liquid has transferred to the towel.

Step 2: Mix two to three cups of cool water with a teaspoon of Dawn dish soap. Then, dip a clean section of the white fabric towel into the mixture and wring out as much water as possible. Blot the stain and repeat. We recommend testing a small area of your pillow cover to ensure the soapy water does not affect the dye on the fabric.

Step 3: Lay your pillow cover flat on a clean white fabric towel to air-dry.

Cleaning Ink Stains

Step 1: Use a white fabric towel to dab the ink stain, using a clean section of the towel each time you dab. Be sure to dab, not rub. Rubbing will drive the ink deeper into the fabric and cause damage. Dab until the towel is free of any ink.

Step 2: Place a fresh white fabric towel under the stain. Dampen a clean white towel with rubbing alcohol and dab the stain. The stain should start to fade. Continue dabbing the stain until no further ink released from the fabric. We recommend testing a small area of your pillow cover to ensure the alcohol does not cause the colors to bleed.

Step 3: Dab with cool water. Lay your pillow cover flat on a clean white fabric towel to air-dry.