Kim Seybert Table Linens and Accessories Care Instructions

Kim Seybert products are meant to be enjoyed, so please don’t be afraid to use them! If you follow these suggested methods of care, your table will continue to look fabulous for many years to come. The beauty of these handmade and hand-dyed product is the unique variation found in each piece. Colors may vary slightly from one dye lot to another. We recommend ordering the full amount needed, as a second shipment may not match exactly. All items are washed and tested prior to shipping to ensure that you receive the best quality possible.

Placemats

BEADED
USE A GENTLE TOUCH
Kim Seybert beaded products are assembled and meticulously threaded, beaded, wired, or sewn by hand. Gentle handling will help ensure the lasting beauty of your purchase.
Do not place hot dishes, cookware, or utensils on beaded placemats, chargers, runners, or coasters as plastic beads may melt, glass beads may crack, or finishes may be damaged.
To minimize the chance of beads being torn or ripped off the backing, place plates and utensils gently on the item.
To get the exact colors and finishes we intend in our designs, many beads, embellishments, and surfaces are dyed or finished with special coatings. To keep the color/finish from scratching or rubbing off, avoid sliding dishes and heavy serving pieces across the item, and do not use abrasive cleansers or cloths when spot cleaning.

CLEANING
Beaded placemats, runners, and coasters are backed in cotton and can be spot cleaned if necessary. Use a soft toothbrush dipped in soapy water to remove stains, blot dry, and iron on the back with a low iron to finish. Do not immerse products with wood beads or embellishments in water.

REPLACEMENT BEADS
Occasionally, beads, sequins, and other embellishments may break or fall off of your item even with gentle use. While Kim Seybert does not provide a repair service, they do include replacement beads with most of beaded items for you or your seamstress to use in case a repair is needed.

CAPIZ SHELL PLACEMATS
Round and Ombre Capiz Placemats are made from hand-cut and assembled capiz shells, then hand-dyed (with the exception of the Natural color) and complete with a thick, smooth gloss resin finish. They are available in an assortment of beautiful hues that complement virtually any china and table setting.

Do not place hot dishes, cookware, or utensils on Capiz placemats. Clean with a damp cloth (and mild soap if necessary).
Stack carefully when not in use to avoid chips and cracks.

ACRYLIC PLACEMATS
These placemats arrive with a protective film backing which should be removed prior to use. Acrylic scratches very easily.
Do not place hot dishes, cookware, or utensils on acrylic placemats.
Clean with a soft, disposable lint-free cloth and a cleaner made specifically for acrylic.
Do not use paper towels, scrubbers, or polyester or rayon wipes which are slightly abrasive and can scratch the finish.
Do not use window or countertop cleaners, or solvents such as rubbing alcohol which may leave a film or fog on the product.

Should scratches appear, gently buff out using scratch remover formulated for acrylic products.
Store in the protective sleeves provided or between tissue or lint-free cloth.

POLYPROPYLENE PLACEMATS, RUNNERS, AND COASTERS
These items are made from two-ply polypropylene and are water-resistant. Do not place hot dishes, cookware, or utensils on polypropylene placemats. Clean with a damp cloth (and mild soap if necessary).
Avoid abrasive cleansers or cloths when cleaning.
Do not pull, stretch, or fold.
Avoid placing very heavy objects on top of the items to prevent indentations.

WOOD AND BAMBOO PLACEMATS
Like other fine wood accessories, our wood and bamboo placemats have a lustrous finish that enhances the beautiful woodgrain patterns in the wood. Some styles may be hand-dyed, and due to the nature and varying porousness of each piece of wood, color may vary even within the same mat.
Do not place hot dishes, cookware, or utensils on wood placemats to avoid scorching.
Wipe clean with a damp cloth or wood cleaner/polish.
Avoid using abrasive cloths.
Do not immerse in water

ENAMEL CHARGERS
Chargers are handcrafted in metal and some styles feature hand-applied high-gloss enamel that will make your table glimmer.
Do not place hot dishes, cookware, or utensils on metal or enamel chargers.
Clean with a damp cloth (and mild soap if necessary).
Do not use citrus-based cleaning products.
Stack carefully when not in use to avoid dents, or chips and cracks in the enamel finish.

LACQUERED, CARVED OR PAINTED MDF PLACEMATS
Kim Seybert's distinctive MDF styles are cut, carved, and painted by hand. No two will be exactly alike. The Fez MDF Placemats are finished with either paint or metallic foil leaf, then coated in high- gloss lacquer.
Do not place hot dishes, cookware, or utensils on MDF placemats.
Clean with a damp cloth (and mild soap if necessary).
Avoid using abrasive cloths.
Do not immerse in water.
If you drop placemat it will break or crack.

FAUX SNAKESKIN AND SHAGREEN PLACEMATS
These placemats offer luxurious textures that are easy to care for, made with polypropylene and stitched to a stiff polyvinyl chloride backing.
Do not place hot dishes, cookware, or utensils on polypropylene placemats.
Clean with a damp cloth (and mild soap if necessary).
Avoid abrasive cleansers or cloths when cleaning.
Avoid getting too wet.
Avoid placing very heavy objects on top of the items to prevent indentations.

Napkins

Kim Seybert Napkins are handmade and hand-dyed; therefore the colors may vary slightly from one dye lot to another. We recommend ordering the full amount needed, as a second shipment may not match exactly. All items are washed and tested prior to shipping to ensure that you receive the best quality possible.

PRINTED AND EMBROIDERED NAPKINS
Machine wash separately in cool water on a gentle cycle with a mild detergent.
Dry on low and remove from the dryer promptly while slightly damp to minimize wrinkles. Smooth and dry flat, or iron on a linen setting if desired. Starch may be used if you prefer a stiffer finish.
Use spot remover if necessary, but do not soak in bleach, as any colored embroidery may run. Do not dry clean.

TIE DYE AND DIP DYE NAPKINS
Hand wash or machine wash separately in cold water on a gentle/silk cycle with a mild detergent or baby shampoo.
Air dry flat and iron damp on a warm setting.
Do not bleach or dry clean.

Napkin Rings

Made of varied materials, from beads and brass to natural gemstones and cut glass, our napkin rings are jewelry for the table.
Wipe clean with damp cloth.
Use a soft toothbrush with mild soapy water for plastic and glass beaded napkin rings if necessary.

Do not soak wood beaded napkin rings in water.
Do not use citrus-based cleaners on metal napkin rings. Do not use abrasive cleaners or scrubbers.

A NOTE ABOUT NATURAL STONE NAPKIN RINGS:
The Kim Seybert collection includes napkin rings made of natural gemstones, including agate, rock crystal, and pyrite. As naturally occurring stones, no two napkin rings will be alike, even within a set of four.

A NOTE ABOUT HAND CARVED AND HAND PAINTED NAPKIN RINGS
This collection also includes napkin rings that are hand-crafted from wood and stone, and may be hand-carved and hand-painted as well. This artisanal touch means that no two will be exactly alike.