How to take care of silk sarees
Soap is not to be used for initial 3 washes, Wash with cold water.
use a mild detergent
Usage of chemicals is not advised as it reduces the life of silk saree.
Never twist or wringle the silk
Use a protein shampoo with warm/cold water as the protein in shampoo will feed the protein in silk material
Never brush / lash the silk sari as it may lead to tearing of the zari.
Don’t bundle and keep wet sari for long durations.
Once washed, immediately keep the saree for drying.
Never dry the silk sari in direct sun light.
Dry cleaning is the best option for removal of tough stains.
Fluids are used in dry cleaning as it contains little or no water and do not penetrate the fibre and the solvents used does not affect the silk. Steam iron is the best option to use while ironing a silk saree to prevent harm to the fiber. Never twist or wring the silk sari during washing or while rinsing it, as the saree can lose its original shine and can attain permanent wrinkles.
Store separately and wrapped in a muslin cloth or pure cotton cloth, in a dark place to avoid fading and discoloration.
It is best to store silk saree in hanging position this way they will not get any crease and would remain wrinkle free for long time.
While ironing keep it on medium heat only.
Use a steam iron
The saree should be kept in a cool and dry place.
Muslin cloth to be used to wrap silk outfits.
Use a hanger preferably in your cupboard
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