All outfits purchased from us need to be dry-cleaned. Home wash is not recommended.
Naturally air dry garment for few hours after each wear. Avoid direct spray of perfume, rain water, exposure to heavy moisture.
Cotton is water-absorbent. Whites can be bleached lightly, but not treated, printed or colored cottons. Before washing vegetable dyed cotton, test for colorfastness by wetting a small corner to see if it bleeds. Soak in cold or tepid water, dry in shade and iron with hot steam.
It is an intricate pattern made of synthetic or natural yarns, sometimes stitched onto a base. It can stretch and lose shape if handled poorly. Dry-cleaning is recommended. Hand-wash at home with a sponge soaked in mild solution of liquid soap and lukewarm water. Spread the lace flat and blot clean. Never bleach. Ironing not recommended.
Linen has poor elasticity, wrinkles easily, can be dyed well, does not fade quickly and can tolerate high temperatures. Wash, wring gently and dry in shade. While Ironing, open collars and iron on fold, as prolonged folding can cause the yarns to break. Iron when damp with hot steam.
Polyester, Georgette, Chiffon and Organza
These are synthetic, crease-resistant fabrics with an affinity for oil. Polyester is tough but melt under medium to high temperatures. Georgette, Chiffon and Organza are diaphanous and delicate. To wash, soak in lukewarm water with a mild detergent, do not scrub, rinse thoroughly, squeeze excess water and dry flat. Iron while damp on low temperature.
Silk is strong, can be dyed easily, drapes well and dries quickly. All handworked and zari woven silk sarees and outfits should be dry-cleaned and stored away from direct sunlight. Most unembellished plain silks can be hand-washed using a gentle non-alkaline shampoo. Dont wring, but roll in towel to squeeze out extra moisture before drying. Iron on low temperature using a press cloth. Silk fades under direct sunlight.
Velvet is made from rayon or acetate and ideally should be dry-cleaned.