What is “Mild” or “Natural” soap as mentioned in the “Cleaning Instructions”?
By “Natural Soap” we mean a basic hand soap such as Woolite and Ivory Snow. These soaps are gentle and rinse out easily without diminishing the water-repellent coating applied to the fabric surface. Regular laundry detergent will not harm the fabric, however the water-repellent coating will be removed easier. Make sure to use cold water or lukewarm water and to air dry the fabric. After several cleanings you will need to re-treat the fabric with a water repellent coating, such as 303 High Tech Fabric Guard.