frequently asked questions
Pure traditional silk sarees are smooth to touch and have a softness that’s unique to pure silk. The luster on the surface of a pure silk saree appears to change as the angle of the light changes unlike artificial silks that give a white sheen no matter what the angle of light falling on it.
Store each of your silk saree collections wrapped in a separate cotton or muslin cloth so that the saree can breathe. Make it a point to refold your sarees every three months this will prevent it from tearing in the fold lines. Storing them in a cool dark place will keep your saree from fading or discolouring. Use dry neem leaves to keep the moths and silverfish away.
Fancy silk sarees are a lot cheaper than Traditional silk saree collections. The printed pattern on a traditional silk saree when flipped will have fuzzy traces of the pattern on the reverse side while the reverse side of an art silk will remain plain.
After first 3 - 4 times of wearing, gently wash the silk saree with mild detergents or baby shampoo. Don’t soak the saree for more than 5 to 10 minutes. Never use brushes or twist the saree. Remove the excess moisture using a dry cotton towel and shades dry the saree.
To help the silk saree retain its texture and integrity, it must always be damp when ironing. Use the lowest heat setting on your iron and iron the silk saree inside out. Minimize ironing back and forth and instead focus on gently pressing downward through the press cloth.