Time to dust off the straw hat and purse and head to the beach! But before you do keep these things in mind.
- Keep your straw hat/purse stored in a cool dry area in a hat box. So a damp basement or garage is not ideal. Also, make sure you DO NOT GET IT WET.
- Clean your purse or hat with a soft bristled brush (I use a soft toothbrush).
- Do not overload your straw bag. It is not intended to carry your life and world possessions. Keep it light with your necessities.
- Avoid long hours in the sun. Otherwise it will alter the fibers of the straw. I just usually make sure I keep mine in the shade.