Editorial

CARE GUIDE

We want you to love and care for your products, so together we can do our bit for the environment. Our products are designed to last, each season numerous quality control tests are performed by external independent laboratories to ensure the durability of each product. We also make sure to test our cases, tech gear, bags and accessories in our daily lives, to make sure they are as functional and resilient as they are fashionable.

CARE ADVICE

CASES & OTHER TECH ACCESSORIES

The easiest way to remove the phone case is to first lift one side or one corner up from the bottom of the case, then gently remove the case. Removing the case after a while will prolong the life of your case.

Avoid exposing the case to moisture, grease and hand lotion. Keep it nice and clean by wiping it with a damp cloth, and let it dry naturally.

Be cautious when using Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitiser, make sure that your hands are fully dry before touching the product when using hand sanitizer.

Avoid scratches, contact sharp nails or rough objects during use.

Make sure not to overexpose your Case or tech accessories to the sunlight or high temperatures. You should always keep your device in a cool place.

To prolong the life of your case & tech accessory, we recommend storing it in the box given from IDEAL OF SWEDEN.

BAGS, MINI BAGS & LAPTOP SLEEVES

Avoid exposure to moisture, grease and hand lotion. Keep it nice and clean by wiping it with a damp cloth, and let it dry naturally.

Be cautious when using Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitiser, make sure that your hands are fully dry before touching the product when using hand sanitizer.

Avoid scratches, contact sharp nails or rough objects during use.

Make sure not to overexpose your Bags, Mini Bags or Laptop Sleeves to the sunlight or high temperatures.

To keep the shape and protect your product, we recommend that you use the box or dustbag provided from IDEAL OF SWEDEN.

STRAPS & CHAINS

Stand-alone straps are perfect for reinventing or customizing your cases and bags. Make sure to remove and detach the strap,  to keep it functional over time.

Avoid exposure to moisture, grease and hand lotion. Keep it nice and clean by wiping it with a damp cloth, and let it dry naturally.

Be cautious when using Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitiser, make sure that your hands are fully dry before touching the product when using hand sanitizer.

Metal chains are sensitive to humidity and water. Avoid exposing the metal part of the chain to water or humidity to maintain the chain metal coating.

Avoid scratches, contact sharp nails or rough objects during use.

To prolong the life of your strap, we recommend storing it in the box given from IDEAL OF SWEDEN.

RECYCLE

Last but not least, let’s do our bit and recycle.

We advise that you don’t throw away your product and instead sell or pass it on to a friend or organization that can give new life to it.

We hope that you find this helpful and enjoy caring about your  IDEAL OF SWEDEN  products. If you require any additional and specific care guidance for your product, please do not hesitate to view the Materials Guide below. You may also ask for advice from our Customer Services team via the link here.

MATERIAL GUIDE

IDEAL OF SWEDEN has been a cruelty-free company from the very beginning., Instead of using real leather, we use vegan options when it comes to all our production. Simply put, we don’t like hurting animals, so we choose materials that are ethical and better for the planet. The materials we choose offer the same look than animal-derived leather and are often being cheaper, easier to take care off, and more durable.

All our collections are designed by our Stockholm based design team. Our product-making involves extensive research that results in fine details with high-quality function and luxury. We develop prototypes and collections based on our sketches, using our signature vegan leathers. In the nearest future, we will start exploring products in eco-friendly materials like recycled polyamide, water-based Polyurethane and rubber. Our production is based in China, where we collaborate with a few carefully chosen and trusted vendors. The factories must follow our code of conduct to qualify for cooperation. We care about long-lasting relationships where we develop together over time. We visit each factory on a regular basis and build strong personal relationships with their owners; they too are a part of Ideal of Sweden.

OUR MATERIALS

“Plastic”

Polycarbonate (PC)

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Vegan Leather

Various vegan leathers are used in production, the scientific terms are PU (polyurethane) and PVC (polyvinylchloride). PU is less harmful to the environment. We have excluded PVC in our products. Vegan leather is classified as a material that contains no animal-derived components.

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Vegan Snake & Croco

The snake & Croco effect is created by embossing the vegan leather. The result is strong and durable. Care should be taken to avoid prolonged abrasion, moist, grease and alcohol liquids as this may cause damage to the raised texture of this material.

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Vegan Nappa

The vegan Nappa effect is recognized by its luxurious, smooth and delicate surface. The surface is sensitive to scratching, moist, grease and alcohol liquids; this may leave marks/ watermarks which are very difficult to remove. Always keep products in their dust bags when not in use.

Vegan Glossy Leather/ Metallic Leather

The Glossy or metallic effect on the vegan leather is a surface finish and so with abrasion and wear the metallic foil can be removed. This is normal wear for this type of leather and is not considered a flaw. Once the metallic finish is removed, it cannot be re-applied. Try to especially avoid contact with liquids containing alcohol as this will remove the colour and finishing. With constant flexing, the leather may develop wrinkles which are considered the natural wear of the material and cannot be reversed. Always keep products in their dust bags when not in use.

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Metallic Glitter Coated Vegan Leather

The Metallic/Glitter effect is a beautiful element on accessories and it´s recognized as luxurious and delicate. We would advise against wearing a coarse glitter with a chiffon material as it may snag a delicate material. A small amount of glitter loss may occur and the material can be damaged by abrasion. As with all metallic finishes, liquids containing alcohol should be avoided.

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Vegan Suede

The vegan suede surface is recognized for its mat and soft surface. The surface is sensitive to moist, grease and alcohol liquids and very absorbent and if a stain becomes deeply ingrained then it can be impossible to remove.

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Nylon/Polyester

Nylon and polyester are both synthetic fabrics. Both options are known for being durable and weather-resistant. They can vary in look and type but at IDS you will find it in our more sporty products or where fabric is used in general. The material is easy to clean.

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