Intricately woven, carefully designed, some heavy, some light; each saree based on its texture, weave, colour and pattern, needs a special treatment for maintenance. These points clear all those doubts that come to our mind, when it comes to storing our sarees. Let’s have a look!
- Washing them in the machine can damage them. Avoi machine wash, simply dry clean or hand wash the saree with a mild soap.
- Do not dry in Sunlight- Do not leave your saree under direct sunlight for too long. The UV rays can cause damage to the fabric and may also cause the colour to fade.
- Do not use hot iron- Avoid ironing your sarees directly. Firstly, keep the temperature low. If your iron doesn’t have those settings, Put a dupatta or bed-sheet on the saree and then iron on top of that to prevent any burns.
- Do not fold too much- Do not make very small folds, as there is always a risk of saree tearing up from the folds, if kept for too long. Keep newspapers under each fold to avoid creasing. Do not use metal hangers for sarees as the metal can corrode and leave permanent marks on the saree.
Buying an expensive saree is one thing but there’s a lot you need to do for maintaining that saree. If you’ve invested in some beautiful sarees, it’s time to keep these DON’TS in your mind and start treating them with respect.