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These Amazing Tips Will Help Preserve the Sheen of Your Silk Sarees!

Don’t let your elegant silk sarees die young. Follow these effective clothing care tips to save them from ageing.

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A silk saree always looks stunning. The impact it creates is unmatched. If you store and maintain your silk sarees properly, you can flaunt them for years to come, and what’s more, you can even pass them down to future generations.

Here are some useful tips for maintaining their sheen and preserving their grace.

1) Store It Right

Your silk saree needs to breathe, hence, storing it in plastic isn’t recommended. What you should do is, wrap it in a smooth cotton cloth. Also, remember that light and dust are enemies of your silk saree, so make sure you protect it properly.

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2) Air-Dry It

Just like any other fabric, taking your saree outside for a dose of fresh air is always good. Every 2-3 months, leave your silk saree out to breathe in the shade for around 10 minutes. However, don't expose it to direct sunlight for too long.

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3) Use Hangers

It's always better to use hangers for your silk saree as they leave your sarees wrinkle-free. Don’t use metal hangers as they react with the silk and lead to unpleasant rust stains. Hang your silk saree on wooden hangers instead.

4) Use Repellents

To keep moths and silverfish away, use naphthalene balls. However, don't let naphthalene come in direct contact with your saree as they tend to discolour zari. Keep them away from your saree or in a pouch near your garment. You could also keep natural ingredients like camphor, dried chillies or dried neem leaves near your saree, as they have anti-pest and antifungal properties.

5) Wash Using a Mild Detergent

While washing your sarees, always consider using a mild detergent rather than a regular one. It’ll do the job effectively and will also protect the fabric of your saree from getting damaged.

Try these tips, and you’ll no longer have to worry about your favourite silk saree getting ruined!

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