Caring for your Kollab Picinic Mat
Constructed from durable materials that are water resistant and easy to fold, caring for your Kollab Picnic Mat is a breeze! How do I clean/dry my Picnic Mat? Our picnic mats have a water-resistant coating and are best kept clean by wiping down using a damp cloth and water only. We recommend that you do not machine wash your picnic mat as this may remove the water-resistant coating and compromise the material. For really stubborn stains you can use a small amount of soapy, cool water and rub lightly. It is important to line hang the mat to dry completely before refolding and storing. How do I fold my Picnic Mat? The beauty of our adjustable strap is that you can fold or roll up your Picnic Mat any which way you like! But if you’re like us and like things just so… lay print side down and fold it in thirds, then fold in half – you’ll have a long narrow mat which you then fold in half end to end. Fold each end into the middle (quarters) and then one final fold in half. Phew!!! We hope this is clear(ish!) and it might take a couple of goes. You can also check out our short step by step video on how to fold or roll your picnic mat on our Instagram highlights under ‘Folding Mats’. Why do your Picnic Mats have a seam? This is not a fault, all of our large picnic mats have the same seam. It is impossible to manufacture a mat of this size and type of fabric without one. We choose not to pattern match, as there would be an excessive amount of fabric waste, which we do not want to contribute to. If you have any further questions about caring for your Picnic Mat don’t hesitate to reach out and we will do our best to assist. We know with the right care you are going to love you Kollab Picnic Mat for years to come!
Umbrella Care! ⛱
How to open umbrella?Please note our umbrellas take a moment to loosen up, this will ease with use! When opening for the first time, simply place your umbrella upside down and push down until the lever clicks in! Turn back up the right way and enjoy your shade. We recommend placing the Umbrella in a stand or into a sand anchor when at the beach to ensure your brolly is secure. How to look after me?Spot clean with a damp cloth and allow to dry completely before storing. Store in a cool dry place and out of direct sunlight. Do not store umbrella folded if wet and do not tumble dry. We don’t recommend leaving your Umbrella out in the weather, simply fold and store away after use. Enjoy your new Kollab sun-safe accessory this summer!
How to fold your Kollab Picnic Mat!
The beauty of our adjustable strap is that you can fold or roll up your Picnic Mat any which way you like! But if you’re like us and like things just so… Lay print side down and fold it in thirds, then fold in half – you’ll have a long narrow mat which you then fold in half end to end. Fold each end into the middle (quarters) and then one final fold in half. Phew!!! I hope this is clear(ish!) and it might take a couple of goes. You can also check out our short step by step video on how to fold or roll your picnic mat on our Instagram highlights under ‘Folding Mats’! Or check out this great video: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CUo7S27hBrD/
Kollab Environmentally Friendly Materials!
Here at Kollab we have our eyes firmly focused on the future, and for us, this means making sure our products are as sustainable and as environmentally friendly as possible. We use a range of fabrics to ensure our products are practical, versatile and functional, as well as being as gentle as possible on the environment. We are excited to let you know our entire Holiday Collection including our Picnic Bags, Holiday Tote and our Picnic Mats are also partly made from recycled RPET materials. What is RPET? RPET is the short name often used for recycled polyethylene tetraphyte (PET). This is the worlds 4th most common plastic resin, used in everything from food packaging to clothing. When you see the word ’RPET’ it simply means that the PET in the product we are offering has come from a recycled, pre-existing source. The good of RPET.. This material is extremely durable and versatile and unlike other plastics, PET can be recycled and used again, and given that RPET takes plastic that has already been created, usually plastic bottles, and chops the bottles into tiny flakes then melted to separate the core PET ingredient inside the bottle which in turn can be used to make anything from a sweater to a picnic mat and form a new product. Not only is it up to 50% less energy used than making PET from scratch, but by using existing bottles already created, it ensures these bottles don’t end up in landfill. In turn leaving the planet as is, rather than obtaining the core ingredients by using more damaging processes to extract these materials. We also have our PAPER range. The PAPER range is made using washable kraft paper. The raw material is natural fibre pulp and is made without any harmful substances. The Washable Paper material can be recycled. We have also paired this fabric with our vegan leather look handles, taking the environmentally friendly aspect up a notch and making it stylish. We are committed to continuing our sustainability development and are constantly seeking new and innovative technologies to make sure we are as progressive as possible in our design and manufacturing process. We can’t thank you enough for your support and we are excited to take you along on our journey!