Fabric Nature & Care
- Please keep in mind that there may be slight variations in the color of the item you receive as compared to the product picture on the website. While the actual color depends on fabric dyes and the weather, the colors seen on the monitor will change according to the light, camera and settings. Hence, the slight difference.
- Embroidery, Patch work and Thread work may have slight irregularities. It adds to the unique charm of this exquisite piece.
- Turn the garment inside out before washing to avoid abrasion.
- Missing yarn, slubs and uneven yarn contrasts are general phenomenon in woven products, this is natural outcome and inherent characteristics of weaving procedure which makes it style peculiar.
- Hand Printed articles have their own minor imperfections, and that's what sets them apart and makes them unique. The traditional dyeing and printing process may result in slight color bleeding at the first wash. Since these are not machine printed, there is a certain rawness in the designs that add to the beauty of your ordered outfit.
- Design may have slight variation.
Beads & Sequins:
- While our crafts persons and tailors create every attire with the utmost diligence, the ones with beads and sequins are always the most daunting. Beads and sequins have a tendency to fall off the fabric, even with the best of handling. Losing a few beads or sequins does not affect the overall look of the attire, and cannot be noticed even under scrutiny. So don't worry and shine away!
Fabrics by Material
Cotton is one of the most soothing fabrics when it comes to wear and care. Even after being washed time and again, this soft and breezy fabric will never disappoint you. Easily machine washed, this fabric is a synonym for comfort.
- Treat the mulish stains with a spot-wash technique beforehand (Gently rub the stained area with a wet cloth soaked in a mild soap)
- Use oxygenated bleach and let your fabric breathe after every wash
- Wash colored clothes inside-out
- Titled with a shrinking limitation, don’t dry cotton under direct sun
- If you want to get rid of the wrinkles in a snap, iron the fabric in a moist state
However, some of the cotton blends like Jute, Jacquard and Kota Doria might need some special care.
Crafted with coarse and organic fibers, gently rinse the Jute fabrics in cold water using a soft liquid cleansing agent, exposing it to a minimal sunlight. In case the fabric bears intractable stains, then dry cleaning is the only choice you have.
Brush off the dirt from Jacquard fabrics with a horsehair brush before immersing them in cold water. In case of stains, apply the spot-wash technique.
Owing to the delicate blends of cotton and silk yarns, Kota Doria should be hand-washed only.
The moment we swing into spring, dumping those woolens in the dark wardrobe corners seems a very convenient task! With no routine washing hassles, brushing along the length or exposing your woolens to fresh air is the best way to keep them in fine fettle. With dry cleaning being the top seed, daily woolens can be easily hand-washed.
- Gently soak the fabric in lukewarm water and use a winter-specific detergent only
- Having stretchable traits, don’t drip-dry your woolens, instead
- Spread them across a flat surface and let them dry in room temperature or low sunlight
- Always use a steam-heat iron for the perfect shine and crease
- Always store your woolens in sealed bags or tight-fitting lid trunks
- To avoid smelling like Naphthalene next winters, hang a pouch of mothballs in the corner of the trunks, rather than spilling them over the clothes
With a lustrous and delicate feel, silk is one fabric that takes an exclusive spot in every fashionista’s wardrobe. Having an air of class and richness about it, this fabric should be handled with extra care. With dry cleaning being the best choice for rich colored silk fabrics, special washing techniques can be a money-saver for you.
- Soak the silk fabric in a bucket filled with lukewarm water and a mild detergent
- After five minutes, gently rinse the fabric in cold water
- Add a teaspoon of vinegar to get rid of the gumminess
- For drying, wrap it in a towel and press to get rid of excess water
- Iron it inside-out at a very low temperature
- In case of obstinate stains, stick to professional cleaning services only
With silk having a pool of infinite varieties, each kind has its own maintenance outline, such as follows:
Mashru Silk - Crafted with a dominance of silk and few cotton yarns, the silky shine on the outside and a soft cotton touch on the inside makes this fabric demand extra care. The fabric should be dry-cleaned only.
Modal Silk - The softness and satin like shine makes this fabric unique in its own way. Having highly lustrous and extremely light weighing qualities, Modal silk should be dry-cleaned only.
Chanderi Silk - Blessed with a light weight and sheer texture, the Zari yarns intricately interlaced with Silk threads calls for some special attention. If the label says “Dry Clean only” then one should stick to professional assistance.
In case you want to try your hands on cleaning Chanderi then follow these easy steps:
- Use a mild detergent and dip the fabric in cold water
- Avoid rubbing the fabric rigorously, instead rinse it gently
- Dry the fabric inside out in oblique sunlight (Direct heat can lead to color fading)
- Iron it inside-out and store it with no pressure on the top
- Due to its light weight, these fabrics are delicate and should not be weighed down with other clothes
The artificial fibers used in crafting synthetic fabrics make it compatible with an easy care. Be it hand-wash or machine, these fabrics holds a great strength and shine for a long period of time.
- Wash these fabrics in cold water only
- Watch out for Dark colors, they bleed a little in the first few washes
- Drying these in a dryer can put you in trouble (since they are sensitive to heat, keep them away from high temperature)
- When ironing, always place a moist cloth between the iron and the fabric to get a fine crease and smooth shine
However, fabrics like Chiffon and Georgette need special care. Because of their thin and translucent textures, these fabrics should be carefully washed so as to avoid any kind of color bleeding or damage.
- Open to both options of hand-wash and machine wash
- Gently dip these fabrics in lukewarm water and use a mild detergent
- To avoid any kind of color bleeding, wash the dark colored fabrics separately
- Once thoroughly soaked in soap water, rinse it beneath gushing water
- Because of water absorbent attributes, dry them with a bathing towel and press out the excess water
- Drying them in shade will help resist the natural colors of the fabric
We hope you find the first chapter of our fabric care guide helpful. Stay tuned for more tips on fabric care…
- Before washing a cotton saree for the first time, soak it for 10-15 minutes in a bucket of warm water mixed with rock salt. This will ensure that the colour latches on to the saree and will prevent the saree from ‘bleeding’ colour during subsequent washes.
- Use only a mild detergent to wash a cotton saree. Do not wring it vigorously; instead, hang it over a water-tap and allow the excess water to drain off.
- As a thumb rule, always starch cotton sarees (after wash) to ensure that they retain their crispness and stay stain-free.
- Hang the saree to dry in a shaded area only as allowing the sun’s rays to directly hit the saree will cause the colour to fade.
- Store the saree is an airy cupboard that is devoid of humidity and direct sunlight.
- Never hand-wash or machine-wash a silk saree.
- In case the saree gets stained, immediately wipe the stain off with cold water.
- It is advisable to only dry-clean silk sarees.
- Never hang a silk saree to dry in direct sunlight as doing so will cause the colour to fade.
- Don’t keep the saree bundled up as this will result in the threads of the embroidery work getting entangled.
- Store the saree in a light cotton muslin cloth. This will give the saree breathing space and will prevent one saree from sticking to another when kept in a pile.
- Don’t store the saree in a plastic cover as this will cause the gold embroidery to turn black.