There are few items in an Indian closet, as gorgeous as a silk saree. When we spend a good amount of money to buy a saree of our choice, we obviously want it to last long. The question now is- How? Don’t stress about that! Here we are, with things you should keep in mind to increase the durability of your favourite silk saree-
- Hand wash- For the first three washes of your saree, avoid using detergents and harsh soaps. Instead, just hand wash the saree with cold water and use a mild liquid soap if required.
- Do not machine wash- Avoid washing the saree in the washing machine as the drum might damage the threads and take away its shine. Do not tumble dry at all as it may leave the saree with permanent wrinkles.
- Expose to sunlight- To get rid of smell and moisture, keep the saree in sunlight for some time but do not leave it for too long as the sun rays can also damage the silk.
- Change folds- Silk is very delicate hence it should be properly taken care of! If the saree is kept unused for too long, it should be opened and then folded again, changing the folds, in order to avoid permanent creasing.
Just follow these tips and you will no longer have to worry about your Kanjeevaram, Mysore or Maheshwari silk sarees
losing their sheen.