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How to Clean Your Espadrilles
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Espadrilles are a summer footwear delight, but when the fiber soles get dirty, do you know the (espa)drill for cleaning them? Here are a few tips: 

1. DO NOT put them in the washing machine or submerge them in water. 

2. Let any dirt dry, and then wipe with a dry cotton cloth or use a vacuum to remove loose dirt.

3. Next, you can either A). spray a foaming carpet cleaner and blot the fibers with an absorbent cloth and a small toothbrush for any stubborn spots or B) dip a toothbrush in a mixture of 1 Tbsp of mild detergent mixed with 2 cups of water and gently scrub off the dirt.

4. Remove any excess detergent with a clean damp cloth.

d'orsay
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noun || d'or·say

: a shoe or slipper made with a circular vamp and a quarter that curves to meet the vamp at the shank line

 

Brief history: 

The d'orsay shoe was named after Count Alfred d’Orsay—a 19th-century "dandy," artist. and friend of Lord Byron. The shoes were worn by men at the time, and the cut-out sides were introduced to accommodate wider feet. 

(Source: stylist.co.uk )