Wash & care instructions

We have long experience of working with top quality garments and materials made for coping with different geographical landscape and climate. It is important to protect against water and wind in order to maintain warmth and comfort. Below you can find out more about the wash instructions for various materials we use.

Wash Instructions

It is a common misconception that linen needs specialist care. This couldn’t be further from the truth, and we want to help you see just how easy it is to care for linen and to keep it looking beautiful for years to come. Made from the fibres of the flax plant, linen has been cultivated and used as a textile for thousands of years, long before the existence of dry cleaners or fancy detergents. In fact, it is such a natural, simple fabric that caring for it is simple too.

Do I need to dry clean linen?

The easy answer to this is, no. Linen Fabric / Sarees that has been correctly manufactured and treated can be machine or hand washed. It can even be tumble dried on low temperatures.

Why choose linen fabric / sarees over cotton?

Linen fabric / sarees is just as easy to look after as cotton, but it is more durable and gets better with each wash, unlike cotton which can become threadbare as the fibres are weakened. Linen uses less resources in its production, so it is also a more eco-friendly, sustainable fabric.

How do I wash linen?

Linen becomes softer and more absorbent after each wash, which is pretty neat. Wash linen on low temperatures in lukewarm or cold, and preferably soft, water. Use the gentle machine cycle and a mild detergent to protect the fibres.

How do I dry linen?

Feel free to machine (tumble) dry your linen clothes or textile, as long as you stick to low temperatures. Remove from the dryer when still slightly damp to avoid the linen becoming stiff, and hang or lie flat to finish off the drying process.

Wondering how to wash Uppada silk sarees safely and effectively at home? When it comes to delicate fabrics, we know that you want to be careful with washing and treating such investment pieces.

BEFORE YOU WASH

While Uppada silk is washable, it’s important to note that this fabric commonly bleeds and can potentially stain other items in the wash. Or if a single silk garment consists of two or more colors, bleeding can occur. This is normal and will not result in color loss at the end of the wash process. To test for color bleeding, find an inconspicuous area on the item, such as a hem, and dip it in warm water. If dye releases into the water, you’ll know that bleeding would occur if washed. If you discover that an item bleeds during the test, simply take it to the dry cleaners. Or, if the garment is a solid color, wash it alone. It’s also important to note that some smooth finish may be textured after washing.

HAND WASH & RINSE

Handwashing is always the best and safest method for washing silk.

Note: If there is color in the water, don’t worry! This is normal and it is simply the yarn releasing color. You will not notice any loss of color in the end.

DRY & FINISH

No-Rush Drying: Lay the item flat in its natural shape on a drying rack or hang to dry. If hanging to dry, be sure to position the item properly on the hanger to prevent stretching.

Wrinkle-Free: Steam to remove wrinkles and rejuvenate the natural luster after washing. This will achieve the perfect finish! Don’t have a steamer handy? Use an iron set to the “steam” setting, hovering over the item – do not make contact.

Cotton is as easy to care for as it is comfortable. Follow these simple tips to learn how to care for cotton fabric and keep your cotton products looking and feeling beautiful wash after wash.

How to wash cotton fabrics?

You can wash cotton clothes in warm water with mild detergent.

If you’re washing bright or dark cotton items, you may want to use a lower temperature wash at 30 degrees to help avoid colour fading and dye transfer.

How to dry cotton fabrics?

You can dry most cotton items in the tumble dryer on a warm temperature setting.

Cotton creases easily unless it’s blended with other fabric types, and it can get crumpled during the laundry process.

How to iron and store cotton fabrics?

Since cotton tends to wrinkle, store your cotton items by hanging the garment if possible.

 

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.