Kanchipuram Silk Sarees are not only delicate but they are quite expensive. They always have to be treated in a very exquisite manner. Kanchipuram Pattu saree storage and washing methods are different from cotton, linen or even designer sarees. They are usually given for dry cleaning as it is the best way to clean them but sometimes you can take care of them at home too. Here are some of the tips on how to wash silk sarees at home.
Always wash your Kanchipuram Pattu Sarees or silk sarees with cold water. For general washing, use a bucket of cold water and add a few drops of detergent in the water. Please use a very mild detergent as strong chemicals can damage the saree. Alternatively, you can also use baby shampoo as it is devoid of any harsh chemicals.
Don’t rub the Kanchipuram Pattu Saree too hard while washing. Be gentle. Also, after washing is done, make sure there are no soap bubbles. And don’t wring the saree after the washing is done, as they may leave permanent wrinkles.
If you are wondering, ‘Can you wash silk sarees in the washing machine?’, you can do so if your washing machine has a gentle cycle option. You can wash silk sarees in washing machine, but only on delicate mode since silk is a very soft and delicate cloth. If your washing machine has a silk/delicate mode then select the mode and can wash silk sarees. Never put silk sarees in a dryer. You should let them air dry. If you are washing it by machine, it is best to wash the saree alone. Do not put any other clothes that give off colors, or any thick fabrics like jeans or anything that has buttons, as they may get stuck to the saree during the wash.
Also, please never use bleach on Kanchipuram Silk Sarees to remove any sort of stains. Bleach is an absolute enemy of silk sarees, and it damages the fabric. Not just that, it gives the saree a dull look and cause yellowing and tearing of the fabric soon.