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TAKING CARE OF SILK

TAKING CARE OF SILK

Precautions during washing

  • Always wash silks in soft water.
  • Add a pinch of Borax or Ammonia, if water is hard.
  • Use a good neutral soap in the form of either flakes or solution.
  • Light detergent may also be used in the case of hard water.
  • Wash in lukewarm water by kneading & squeezing or suction.
  • Rinse in warm water 2-3 times to remove traces of soap.
  • Add a few drops of citric acid or acetic acid to the final rinse in cold water.
  • Silk with doubtful colour fastness may be steeped in cold water with a small amount of citric or acetic acid for 1-2 minutes before washing.
  • Squeeze lightly by hand to remove excess water.Always dry flat, in shade.
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Precautions during ironing

  • Use low to medium heat.
  • Never spray water to dampen silk before ironing.
  • This will cause water spot on the fabric.
  • Silk should be always ironed on the reverse side if still dampen
 

Precautions for storing

  • Store your silks in a clean and dry environment.
  • If storage is prolonged, periodic airing and brushing is advisable
  • Protect silk from insects, dust, excessive moisture and light
  • Avoid direct contact with wood.
  • Wrap zari sarees in cotton cloth to avoid discolouring of zari. Keep silica sachets in racks.
 

Last Updated: 20-12-2019 10:31 AM Updated By: Approver


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