In today’s topic, we will be talking about cleanliness and hygiene of bags. Handbags, Briefcases, Gymbags, School Bags and so on. So what about them?


Have you ever noticed, people would set their bags on public toilet floors, then go directly to their meals and place the very same bag on the table while they eat? It happens a lot!

So before people call the restaurant, complaining about a bad stomachache, threatening for compensation and giving the poor receptionist a hard time, they may want to trace back where their bags have been before having that meal…

An established lab in Northern America set up a series of tests, experimenting on cleanliness on ladies handbags. The results are SHOCKING. The bags tested are not only contaminated with bacteria, but VERY HIGH in those harmful ones.

Some bacteria can cause eye infections, some can causes skin infections, but it’s the “heavy weights” like Salmonella and e-Coli that causes very intense food poisoning.

In one sampling, four out of five handbags tested positively for salmonella, that’s 80%. But that’s not the worst of it. There are faecal and vomit contamination found on those bags as well.

The moral of the story is the bacteria found in your bags won’t kill you, but it has very high potential is making you very sick, especially if you keep them on places where you eat.

Here are some expert advices. Firstly, use hooks to hang your handbags at home and in toilets. Avoid putting them on your desk, kitchen top and dining table at all cost!

Another tip would be treating your handbags like a pair of shoes. You probably wouldn’t put a pair of shoes right next to where you eat, or would you?

Lastly, cleaning your bags regularly would definitely help.  Bringing your bags to Bag Spas is a great idea, but a more economical way is cleaning your bags using a professional leather / fabric cleaner. This would certainly help in the hygiene and cleanliness angle.

Presenting you the latest offering from Dicon Leather Care: The Handbag and Shoe Sterilizer. Formulated in Germany, this water-based clear spray kills germs effectively and minimises the risk of bacterial infection. It’s neutral in color and smell, so it’s suitable for leathers and fabric of any colour.

Like the rest of our collection, the handbag and shoe sterilizer uses an easy two-step process: Spray the product thoroughly on your bags, and wipe of the access with a clean cloth. It is simple as that, a peace of mind in hygiene and cleanliness.

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