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Product Care Guides

To help you get the most from your purchases, and to enjoy them for the longest possible time, we've collected the best advice on how to care for different types of products.

Slate | Oak | Linen | Olive Wood | Glassware | Accessories

SLATE

HAND CRAFTED & ENGRAVED IN SCOTLAND

 

All our engraved slate products (as well as non engraved cheese boards & trays) are treated with a food safe acrylic which enhances the natural contours of the slate and makes each of our products highly water repellent, stain resistant and easy to clean/maintain. We recommend the following care for our engraved slate:

• Clean using a water-based spray cleaner and soft, lint free cloth.

• Do not immerse in water – all our products have a full foam backing to protect your surfaces. If foam backing is to get wet – please allow to fully dry, with foam back facing upwards.

• Do not use in a dishwasher.

• Do not drag sharp knives along the surface - this will cause a white knife line to appear in the acrylic. The appearance of scratches can be reduced by rubbing a small amount of food safe oil into it.

• When your slate shows signs of wear you can revive it by recoating it with a food safe oil. Directions: slate surface must be clean and dry. With a dry, lint free cloth apply thinly along the slate and rub in well. Please note: It is best to avoid applying oil to the engraved design – this will darken the engraved design. If the oil does come into contact with the engraved design, you can apply a Bicarbonate of soda and water paste to the design. Leave for 15mins then wash off and dry. This will draw the oil out of the design and lighten it again.

• Do not leave items such as cheese on the slate for long periods as the moisture can get into the slate and stains may develop.

To remove stains from slate:

Tough stains can be spot cleaned using a a Bicarbonate of soda and water paste. Apply paste to stain, leave for 15 minutes , wash off and dry.

Please note: Non engraved slate place mats / coasters / table runners are treated with a food safe oil. The same care instructions apply.

 

SCOTTISH OAK

GROWN IN SCOTLAND, MADE IN SCOTLAND

 

We purchase our oak from a local sawmill which is part of a Scottish Charity – Dynamic Woods. All our Oak holds the Scottish Working Woods label – which is a guarantee that our Oak is Scottish grown wood and that it is from a sustainable source.

All our sustainable oak is treated with a wax-oil which enhances the natural tone of the oak and makes each of our products highly water repellent, stain resistant and easy to clean/maintain. We recommend the following care for our oak:

• Clean using a water-based spray cleaner and soft, lint free cloth.

• Do not leave immersed in water

• Do not use in a dishwasher

• Dry excess water of the oak once you have finished cleaning it. Allow to dry naturally without heat.

• Store the board on a flat surface (not on its edge)

• When your wood shows signs of wear you can revive it by recoating it with wax-oil. Available to buy here. Directions: Wood surface must be clean and dry. Do not thin. Shake before use. With a dry sponge apply thinly along the wood grain and spread well. Allow to dry for approx. 8-10 hours under good ventilation. Allow finish to fully cure before heavy usage.

• Do not leave items such as cheese on the oak for long periods as the moisture can get into the wood and stains may develop.

To remove stains from oak:

Tough stains can be spot cleaned using a more abrasive scourer/sandpaper. Once fully cleaned and dried thinly re-apply wax-oil to area where stain has been removed.

 

SCOTTISH LINEN

WOVEN IN SCOTLAND USING TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES

 

Our linen items are made from a linen/cotton mix. All pure cottons and linens mix fabrics shrink marginally after the first wash and some degree of fading of the print will also occur – both can be minimised by pre-washing in cold water. It is useful to note that linens in general have a more lived-in look once laundered. After initial cold water washing we recommend the following care for our linen/cotton mix items:

• Use a mild detergent and wash with similar colours or other linens at 30 degrees. Slow spin.

• Do not tumble dry, bleach or dry clean.

• Dry flat

• Iron on reverse when damp. Linen has a wrinkled lived-in look after it is washed and will get softer over time.

To remove stains from linen:

• Scrape off and soak up any food leftovers from the table linens; Squeeze a generous amount of water-detergent or dish soap all over the stained area. Massage the area gently with a cloth or sponge to break up the stain. For old stains or grease stains, add about 2 spoons of bicarbonate of soda along with the water-detergent or dish soap.

• Leave the covered area for about 15 minutes to soak it up.

• Rinse your tablecloth in cold water before washing.

• After that, put your table linens into the washing machine and wash them as usual.

Storing linen:

Make sure your linens are completely dry to avoid mildew. Natural fibres like linen need to breathe, so it’s best to store them in cool, dry, well-ventilated areas and away from direct sunlight.

 

OLIVE WOOD

SUSTAINBLY SOURCED AND HAND CRAFTED IN THE MEDITERREAN

 

All our sustainable olive wood is treated with a food safe sunflower oil which enhances the natural tone of the wood. We recommend the following care for our olive wood:

• Clean using a water-based spray cleaner and soft, lint free cloth.

• Do not leave immersed in water

• Do not use in a dishwasher

• Dry excess water of the wood once you have finished cleaning it. Allow to dry naturally without heat.

• Store the board on a flat surface (not on its edge)

• When your wood shows signs of wear you can revive it by recoating it with any food safe oil. Directions: Wood surface must be clean and dry. With a dry sponge apply food safe oil thinly along the wood grain and spread well. Allow to dry.

• Do not leave items such as cheese on the wood for long periods as the moisture can get into the wood and stains may develop.

To remove stains from olive wood:

Tough stains can be spot cleaned using a more abrasive scourer/sandpaper. Once fully cleaned and dried re-apply oil to area where stain has been removed.

 

GLASSWARE

WHISKY, WINE, BEER & GIN GLASSES

 

All our glass is machine made in Europe and has been printed with an etch effect decoration. To preserve the longevity of our printed glass we recommend the following care:

• Handwash in warm, soapy water and dry with a soft cloth.

• Avoid abrasive detergents or materials when cleaning and drying the glass.

• Not heat proof so please do not heat it to excessive temperatures or heat or cool too quickly

• Do not microwave 

 

ACCESSORIES

 

To preserve the longevity of our accessories we recommend the following care:

• Handwash in warm, soapy water and dry with a soft cloth.

• Avoid abrasive detergents or materials when cleaning our accessories.