To get rid of the residuals of dyeing soil and resin that has not
been completely absorbed by igusa fibers, gently wipe the surface with dry cloths 2
to 3 times.
Dyeing soil is widely used in
manufacturing igusa products to preserve the luster and texture of igusa.
Meanwhile, the production of patterned igusa products involves dyes as well.
Thus, please gently wipe the surface of igusa products with dry towels 2 to 3 times
before use to get rid of the residuals of dyeing soil, resin, and dyes that
are not completely absorbed by igusa fibers. (The dyeing soil, resin, and dyes are
Caution: wiping forcefully or using damp
cloths can result in the absorbed dyes, dyeing soil or resin being wiped off, which in turn will cause color
unevenness and discoloration. Please take care.
1.It is recommended to place
igusa products in well ventilated spaces. When weather permits, please
remember to open windows often to let in fresh air.
2.When cleaning igusa products, please
sweep along the texture of the fiber to get rid of dust and litter. When using
vacuum cleaners, please take care and allow sufficient time.
3.Please air the product once or
twice a week when weather permits, avoiding direct sunlight to exterminate bugs
and mites and to prevent molds.
4.Discoloration will occur if the
product is exposed to direct sunlight. If possible, please avoid direct
sunlight during use.
5.Igusa needs a certain level of
moisture. Fibers within igusa are going to break if it is too dry. If mold is
found, place the product under direct sunlight for about an hour. Then wipe off
the mold with a brush.
For garments, please wash immediately according to normal procedure.
When severe, please spot clean or seek professional laundry service.
For floors, please
dissolve neutral detergent in warm water, and immerse a dust cloth in the
solution. Then squeeze out the moisture in the cloth and rub away the color.
Please repeat the procedure multiple times, especially when resin is
transferred. When the situation is severe, please seek professional floor
Yes, the creases will gradually disappear during use.
Igusa products are
folded during transportation, so there usually are creases when first using.
The creases will gradually disappear during use, as they are
not caused by falling or injuries. Stretch the carpet and fasten
with carpet pins, etc. and it is ready
It is recommended to dry the products in the shade (avoiding direct sunlight).
Igusa is constantly absorbing or releasing moisture in the air. As materials with this type of function are rarely used in housings lately, moisture accumulate easily, leading to high humidity. Constant high humidity can result in in igusa products over-absorbing moisture.
Spores of molds are widely present in every corner of our living spaces. When igusa products have absorbed too much moisture, the spores will start to grow into molds.
Using “Aomori hiba” inhibits the occurrence and growth of molds to some extent. However, growth of mold cannot be completely avoided under high temperature and humidity.
Please use igusa products in rooms with good ventilation if possible. Also, when weather permits, please let in fresh air and dry igusa products in the shade for about 2 hours
When molds occur, please dry the igusa products in the shade for about 2 hours in well-ventilated spaces. Then lightly hit the product with a brush, etc. along the texture of igusa to wipe off the molds.
Although molds are rarely found in old igusa products, they can easily grow on new igusa products. The reason may be that new igusa products have the vital nutrients for the growth of molds.
When mites occur, please expose both side of the igusa product to direct sunlight for about an hour. Brush both the surface and the back side. Since mites are micro-organisms, they cannot live where there is no food. The occurrence of mites can be inhibited if their main food, which is scrap, dandruff, dirt, and molds, can be exterminated. It is recommended to clean the room with vacuum cleaners once a day. Also, since mites prefer environments that are warm and humid, please remember to ventilate often.
There are normally about 20,000 mites or bugs in a room, hiding in places like tatami and carpet. However, when the number of mites rises above 25,000, their presence becomes noticeable.;
Mites can attach to igusa, since it is a natural material. However, when used properly, igusa itself does not incubate bugs that are harmful to human body.
Also, if cleaning is neglected and molds are not handled, booklice and mites which feed on scrap of food, dirt and dandruff can start to grow massively.
When bugs are found, they usually look like they were incubated by igusa. However, there are other reasons behind.
Those bugs originally incubated in igusa products do not bite human, ticks which feed on those harmless mites are ones that bite
*Bugs like mites are roughly extinct when over 60℃ Celsius.
Our products are dried and treated with heat under 150℃ for about 60 seconds when manufacturing.
Since mites are normally present in rooms, they may multiply massively when in certain conditions.
To deal with deathwatch beetles and ticks, apply fumigation treatments to rooms. For mites, use heat treatments or pesticides. Moreover, fungicides are effective for exterminating ticks or mites.
After drying the product in the shade, brush the product along the texture of “igusa” with a soft brush. Fold the product, cover the surface with stuff like newspapers, and store it away in a dry place (2nd floor, etc.) avoiding sunlight.