Silk Saree Care Guide

Silk Saree Care Guide



With proper care and attention, silk sarees and yarn products of other construction can be kept for years without losing their shine or freshness. Follow the instructions below carefully and your Silk Saree will last longer with the same shine as a new one!

Never machine wash a saree. A sari should be gently hand washed or dry cleaned. If you choose to wash the saree at home, wash a very small corner of the saree as a test for fabric and walking colors (this should be done independently of the same saree for all colors.


Do not wash with detergent at first.

  • After two or three washes under running water, use a good detergent and clean it quickly. Don't leave the saree in detergent for long.
  • Do not brush or spank a silk saree. This would lead to tearing of the silk or zari.
  • Was (Pallu) Mundi and Border separated at first?
  • Do not bunch and keep wet for a long time.
  • In case of stains, wash immediately with cold water.
  • For stubborn stains, leave the saree dry.
  • Do not tie the wet saree with other clothes that may stain
  • Store the iron over medium or low heat while you iron.
  • It is recommended to iron the saree between two pieces of white fabric. Wetting the saree is not recommended before ironing or using a steam iron.
  • Store the saree in a cool and dry place. Do not store silk with zari / metal threads in plastics, plastics react and darken the zari. Zari will also rust if they come into contact with humid air, they are best protected in boxes or cotton lined sleeves.
  • Only pre-washed silk is washable. Read the label!
  • Dry cleaning is generally preferred as detergents and dyes in other garments can adversely affect silk.
  • Carefully follow the washing instructions for the washable silk.
  • For unlined and unadorned items, gentle hand washing with mild soap and warm water is allowed.
  • Chlorine bleach should never be used on silk.
  • For long-term storage, the silk should be sealed from light, air and insects, keeping the silk rolled up in a cardboard tube prevents it from wrinkling and thus also prevents the silk from being cut through the cracks.
  • For specific instructions, you can always refer to the garment's sewn care tag.
  • Dry cleaning is preferred.

silk sarees generally need to be dry cleaned. In hand wash, the consistency of the silk can be changed depending on the finishing treatment used to shine and the color may run off. Chlorine bleach damages silk and makes it yellowish.

Wash silk

Certain prewash techniques have made certain silk washable. Check a small corner of the product as in the test. After washing, it should be rolled up in a white towel to remove excess moisture, then hung to dry on a padded hanger.


The techniques below are only suggestions, the help of a professional money launderer is recommended.

Stained silk sarees should be dry cleaned as soon as possible. Dyes and glues tend to discolor from moisture. Therefore, it is not advisable to remove stains with water without first testing the color fastness of the silk. It is difficult to remove a concentrated food or drink stain. Rubbing or pressing can damage the fabric.

Protein stains: These stains include blood, deodorant, eggs, meat juices, and perspiration. To remove these stains, you must first apply detergent to the garment. After that, it must be soaked in cold water and washed. For stubborn stains, try rubbing a mixture with a few drops of Nh2 with hydrogen peroxide.

Combination stains: These stains include chocolate, sauce, ice cream, and milk. A chemical cleaning agent should be applied first and then dried. The protein portion of the stain supplement can be removed by applying a liquid detergent and rinsing with cold water. After using a stain remover for the prewash, wash the silk fabric in warm water.

Nail polish stain: can be treated by rubbing acetone over the area.

Lipstick Stains: First use dry cleaning fluids and then wash them with soapy water to remove lipstick stains.

Oil: oils, butter, margarine, chalk, oil-based medicines, and cosmetics often cause these stains. Rubbing in the talc immediately will lift the stain. After brushing off the talc, a stain remover can be applied and the silk fabric should be washed with warm water.

Any stain removal procedure can affect original colors and damage fabrics.