Terms of Use

Please use the following guidelines to care for your silk saree

  • Do not use soap for the first three washes. Gently rinse in plain cold water.
  • For the subsequent washes, use a mild detergent.
  • Wash the pallu, border and body separately.
  • Avoid washing the saree with inferior quality material or bright colours.
  • You can use a protein shampoo with warm/cold water. The shampoo protein will feed the protein in the silk.
  • Avoid using chemicals – these may damage and reduce the lifespan of the silk.
  • Do not brush or lash the silk saree; it might lead to tearing the zari.
  • Avoid twisting or wringing the silk.
  • Do not bundle and keep wet for long durations.
  • After washing, the saree must be dried immediately.
  • First, roll the saree in a dry towel to remove the excess moisture.
  • Then, hang it on to a padded hanger.
  • Ensure that the silk saree is out of direct sunlight.
  • In dry-cleaning, fluids are used to remove stains from the fabric.
  • The fluids contain little or no water and do not penetrate the fibre as water does.
  • Dry-cleaning is the best way to care for silk, since the solvents used do not affect silk.
  • The following points must be kept in mind when taking your silk clothes to the dry-cleaner
  • While pressing, keep the iron in medium heat only.
  • Press silk while it is still damp with a warm iron, or use a steam iron.
  • Take special care to iron starched material.
  • The saree should be stored in a cool, dry place.
  • Unfold your silk sarees and change the folding preferably every month.
  • All silk outfits must be wrapped in muslin cloth
  • Ensure minimal friction between the cloth and the embroidery when you fold embroidered outfits.
  • Silk outfits are best maintained if kept in a hanging position.

For wrinkle-free outfits, delicate handling is required.

  • Firstly, wash with cold water immediately.
  • For hard stains, soak the stained area with petrol and brush with a soft cloth.
  • Stained silk must be dry-cleaned as soon as possible.
  • By rubbing acetone on the area, nail polish stains can be removed.
  • For lipstick stains, use dry-cleaning fluids, followed by washing soap and water.
  • Greasy stains can be removed by dabbing talc. Once this is done, the talc should be brushed off and stain remover applied. The stain can then be washed off in the hottest water possible.
  • For treating food stains like milk, ice-cream, chocolate, gravy, etc., use a dry-clean solvent. By applying detergent and then washing off with cold water, the protein part of the stain can be removed. After using a stain remover, it should be washed off in hot water.
  • Protein stains like blood, deodorant, egg, meat juices and perspiration can be cleared with detergent. They should be soaked in cool water and laundered. If they persist, try rubbing a mixture of a few drops of Nh2 with hydrogen peroxide.

Stained silk sarees should be dry-cleaned as soon as possible. Dyes and sizing’s tend to discolour with moisture. Therefore attempting to remove stains with water is not recommended without first testing the silk for colour fastness. It is difficult to remove a concentrated food or beverage stain. Scrubbing or pressing could ruin the fabric.

  • Grease Stains: stains caused by oils, butter, margarine, crayon, medicines and oil-based cosmetics. Dabbing on talc immediately will lift the stain. After brushing off the talc, a stain remover can be applied and the silk fabric should then be washed in lukewarm water.
  • Nail polish Stain: This can to be treated by rubbing acetone on the area.
  • Lipstick Stains: First use Dry-cleaning fluids and then washing in soap water used to remove lipstick stains.
  • Protein Stains: These stains include blood, deodorant, egg, meat juices and perspiration. To clear such stains, first apply detergent to the garment. Then it should be soaked in cool water and laundered. In case of persistent stains, try rubbing a mixture with few drops of Nh2 with hydrogen peroxide.
  • Combination Stains: These stains include chocolate, gravy, ice cream and milk. First a dry-clean solvent should be applied and then dried. The protein part of the stain supplement can be removed by applying liquid detergent and rinsing with cool water. Then after using a prewash stain remover, wash silk fabric in lukewarm water