With the festive season upon us, ladies around the country are gearing up and pulling out their Silk sarees they kept aside for festive occasions. But many of us donít know how to properly take care of our precious Silks.
Silk is the most pure and talked about fabric in India. Considering the fact that Silk is supposedly a must have in every womanís wardrobe, every woman who wears Sarees has at least one Silk Saree for sure. Since in South India, Silk Sarees are worn by brides on their marriage and therefore, one can only imagine the amount they spend on their Silk Sarees.
For the better protection and care of the revered Silks, listed below are some handy care tips that you need!
† † † † †1. Let them breath!
The unused Silk sarees aired once every six months to keep their colour and shine intact. The idea is simple, take those gorgeous drapes out twice a year and let them dry out in light sunlight for a few hours and store them back
† † † † †2. Get the folds right!
Try to avoid keeping ironed Silk sarees in the cupboard. Ironed Silk sarees have a tendency of getting torn at the iron folds. Another remedy is to refold your Silks every 3 months to increase their life.
† † † † †3. The stain strain!
No matter how careful we are, we all somehow manage to stain our sarees. In such a scenario, wash the stain off with cold water. If in case you have an oil/ghee stain on your saree, use talcum powder to soak up the oiliness and then use a mild soap and warm water to get rid of the remaining stain.
† † † † †4. Bugger off!
We have all seen our mothers and grandmothers doing this. The best way to keep bugs and pests away from your Silk sarees is to store them with naphthalene balls. If you are looking for a more fool proof method then use Neem leaves.
† † † † † 5. Be gentle!
One of the easiest tips is that you need not wash your saree after every use as they are not used for more than 2-3 hours at a time. You can just air them after getting back and let the sweat stain/smell. Even if you need to wash it, make sure you use a mild soap/shampoo to wash them and make sure you was the body, pallu and border separately.
With these tips and tricks up your pallu, take good care of your Silks and make sure you check out Sochís stunning collection of Silk sarees, this festive season!