Intricately woven, carefully designed, some heavy, others light, each saree needs to be treated differently depending on its weave. However, there are some universal tips you can use in order to take care of your wide range of sarees.
1) Say No to Machine Wash
Avoid putting your expensive saree in a washing machine as it can damage the fabric. Simply dry clean or hand wash your saree using mild laundry products and processes.
Add 1-tsp. of mild detergent to a bucket filled with cold water and soak your saree in it for about five minutes. Then, gently rinse your saree in another bucket filled with cold water until it’s detergent-free. Later, lay it on a clean towel and gently roll it to remove excess water.
2) Say No to Sunlight
Avoid leaving your saree under direct sunlight for too long. The UV rays can cause damage to both the fabric as well as the colour.
3) Say No to a Hot Iron
Avoid ironing your saree directly. Lay a dupatta flat on top of the saree before you iron it. Ensure you keep the temperature setting low, this helps to prevent burns.
4) Say No to Tight Folding
Avoid folding your saree tightly as there’s always a risk of it tearing up at the fold if kept for too long. Also, keep newspapers under each fold to avoid creasing.
5) Say No to Metal Hangers
Avoid using metal hangers for your saree as the metal can corrode and leave permanent stains.
There you have it!
Your expensive saree does need special treatment. So, give it the care it deserves with these useful tips!