As soon as I opened this package that contained two other bags from Thailand as well, I had a funny feeling from the smell and Yet I still tried to air them out and spray them with freshener. When I went to use it, unfortunately mine had a broken zipper, I still was getting sick from the material. Now I wish I'd had tried to wash it first maybe then I'd have been able to at least exchange it for another one. I also was surprised by the color difference but I liked it anyway. I anyone has any suggestions on how to be able to have one of these bags without getting an allergic reaction to it I'd love to know.