Monday, 17 June 2013

Review: Cleaning Service Trial at ColorWash

We were recently invited by the lovely people at ColorWash to try out their cleaning services for bags and shoes as well as to learn more about their Soft Cleaner and Protection Cream wipes.

We visited the ColorWash store located at Mandarin Gallery and if you are wondering, they've got other outlets located islandwide which you can check out here.

We got to chance to meet the Founder of ColorWash, Ms Gemma Gil, who is a very nice and warm lady. As a mother herself, she could totally relate with us on how dirty our kids shoes and bags can be, and how difficult it is to clean them as well.

She shared with us stories of her children and the importance of hygiene. Just like her, ever since I became a mom, I am more aware of germs and place more importance on hygiene for the whole family, especially Kaitlin.

We've been having an issue with Kaitlin's shoes giving off really bad odours due to how much she sweats. This despite her wearing socks, and it's alarming to know the amount of germs present which is causing the odours. Like did you know that your two feet can produce up to 1 pint of perspiration each day?! And it's because of the swear and germs that cause the smelly odours. Yikes!

Ms Gemma took the time to go through the items we brought - Kaitlin's Nike sports shoe and our leather diaper bag, and briefly went through with us the cleaning process for our items. This gave us more assurance that our items will be returned clean and still in tip-top condition.

We collected our items a week later and here they are all nicely packaged:

As you can see K's shoes had some stains mainly at the front of the shoe. 

After the cleaning at ColorWash, the stains are gone. Not only that, the soles are all clean and don't look grimy at all!

As for our leather diaper bag, the exterior of the bag looks a little more refreshed than before. As you can see, they also stuffed the bag which helps to maintain the shape of the bag. The interior is completely clean, no bits and pieces of rubbish at all. Daddy Li even commented that the bag smells good now.

Besides providing cleaning services for leather bags and shoes, ColorWash also cleans canvas, fabric (e.g. cotton, denim and nylon), satin and silk bags and shoes as well. They also provide colouring, transparent coating, water protection and other services as well.

ColorWash is also the first in Singapore to launch their own Soft Cleaner and Protection Cream wipes. Launched this year, these wipes help to resolve accidental stains and for the proper maintenance of your bags. Perfect to bring along when you are going overseas!

The wipes are manufactured in Italy and can be used on most leather types except for nubuck and suede. They are water-based and delicate, so you don't have to be afraid that they will cause damage to your leather bags. Retailing at $4.90 each, you can get yours at all ColorWash outlets.

We would like to thank Ms Gemma Gil for personally attending to us at the event. It gave us an insightful knowledge about the amount of germs that are actually present in our bags and shoes, which can be really worse than what we just see on the surface.

We like how they staff at ColorWash are all very friendly and are able to give us expert advice, this is something I look out for and am impressed with. Having personally had encounters with other cleaning service providers who are not as friendly and upfront about their cleaning process and prices, I am more likely to return to ColorWash again.

As for the cleaning services, Daddy Li and I are impressed by how the interior of our diaper bags and K's shoes were efficiently cleaned. I personally would go back again to have K's shoes cleaned, as they are definitely able to do a more thorough job than the usual scrubbing we do at home.

*** School Holiday Promotion!
Since it's the school holidays right now, why not send your child's school shoes and bags for a thorough cleaning at ColorWash before the new term starts? From now till the end of June, they are having a 20% off on all cleaning services for schools bags (U.P. $30) and children's shoes (U.P. $15).

Thank you for inviting us Evelyn and Gemma, and for the warm hospitality :)

*Disclaimer: I was invited by ColorWash for a complimentary cleaning service trial for our diaper bag and kid's shoes and given a complimentary pack of soft cleaner wipes and protection cream wipes each.  Credit to ColorWash for some of the images. All other content, comments and reviews are based on my opinion of the service and was not influenced by any external factors.


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