Tips for Hand Washing Silk

Hand washing Silk Saree is our recommended mode of cleaning silk. Almost all silk can be hand washed (and would not shrink if the silk fabric were pre-shrunk before sewing)

  1. If you have hard water, you may wish to first add a spoonful of borax to the washing water
  2. Use lukewarm water and mild, non-alkaline soap (such as Ivory Liquid) or baby shampoo
  3. While rinsing, you can add a few tablespoonfuls of distilled white vinegar to the rinse water to neutralize alkali traces and to dissolve soap residue
  4. Or, add a few drops of hair conditioner to the final rinse water for extra silky feel
  5. Soaking silk for any more than a few minutes should be avoided
  6. Do not use harsh detergents that contain bleaches or brighteners
  7. Washing-SilkDo not wring or twist; roll in towel to extract water

TIPS TO MACHINE WASH YOUR SILK GARMENTS

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Make a right choice

Right Choice

There is a no doubt to the fact that Indian Ethnic wear maintains a fan base throughout the globe. Apart from Indians, women from many other countries prefer the styling and wish to adopt the same in special ceremonies. It comes in a grand way with huge versatility, in terms of cut, design, color, and material. In order to fetch a good collection for self-use, the ideal place to collect some unique creations is none other than the online stores.

 

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Availability of Indian clothes online not only helps buyers to get in touch with myriad designers to buy their preferred ethnic wear but also helps the sellers get access to a larger customer base and in turn more popularity of the product. There are two major categories of ethnic wear for women in India; Salwar kameez and saree. There are various styles of these basic types like in salwar kameez; one can choose fancy styles, Punjabi style, A-line cuts, Patiala suits, Anarkali suits, etc. whereas in sarees there is a great variety of products from each state or region of the country.

 

One of the best platforms to purchase Indian clothing is the online stores. The reason behind the same includes:

 

A large variety is available on one platform, so accessing larger designer base becomes easy.

Rare designs can be accessed which are normally unavailable in regular wholesale shops.

Quite cheaper clothing since set up cost or infrastructure cost is much less.

Can purchase the product and get it delivered at the preferred address without the trouble of communicating to the showrooms and searching all ends for the ideal clothing.

In a nutshell, Indian designs are presently stealing the hearts worldwide, and the best place to access the same is the online platform.

How to Care your Silk Saree

Maintaining Silk Saree
It’s not easy to have a silk saree at home, it requires smart work to maintain a silk saree with little care.

Care & Maintenance of Silk Saree

It’s not easy to have a silk saree at home, it requires smart work to maintain a silk saree with little care.

Silk Saree Care and Maintenance
Silk Sarees Care and Maintenance

 

Washing

  • Silk Sarees must be dry cleaned for initial washes, rather than washing with detergents.
  • After few uses you may use mild detergent
  • Try not to brush the saree rigorously
  • Never mix and wash Silk saree with other clothes, this may damage the quality of Zari
  • You can also use mild shampoo to retain the shine of the silk saree
  • Do not fold in an improper way and throw away after wearing
  • Let dry the sweat under the fan or in sun for 5-10 minutes then fold it upside down.
  • This will make the saree stay shinning and perfect for decades to come.

Drying

After dry-cleaning or washing, dry the saree in really less sunny time or in shade, or else the color will shade early.

  • Roll the saree in dry cotton cloth and remove water
  • Hang on hanger
  • Avoid direct sun light

Dry cleaning

Dry cleaning is the best way to remove any stains from saree.

  • Solvents are used which don’t affect the quality or color of the fabric
  • Silk isn’t affected by these dry cleaning materials, helping in retaining the shine through ages

Ironing

We, at home generally doesn’t iron the silk saree ourselves, as it’s really a big & important task. Little absence of mind the silk thread burn away. Anyways,

  • Use Iron on low or medium heat
  • Use White paper for best crease and folding.
  • Steam Iron is best for silk sarees
  • Take extra care with extra soft materials
  • Never use news-paper, as the black Ink sticks to cloth while ironing

Storing

  • Keep you saree away from insects, in a dry place
  • Do not just leave your saree just like that, instead remove the fold once in a while and fold again
  • Fold upside down, preferably
  • Wrap in muslin cloth
  • Use white paper for folding to ensure wrinkle free saree

Stains

  • Rinse immediately in case of stain
  • Use Talcum Powder if any greasy thing falls on it. Let it soak for some time and then wash it later. Read on How to Remove Stains from Silk Saree.

Conclusion:

Take care of your Silk Sarees which you buy online or at any retail store. Wash, Dry clean, Store, take care of stains too.

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