WASH AND CARE
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.
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.
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.