Hello friends! The fact that you want to know about handloom care means, either you or someone in your family is the proud owner of handloom sarees and/or other handloom garments. By wearing handloom of India you are making a strong positive statement in many ways.
And after knowing the 15 things about handloom of India, you can easily identify yourself as:
- An ambassador of sustainable lifestyle: In today’s world where people are fighting against the havoc created by fast fashion, wearing handloom means you are advocating for adopting sustainable lifestyle.
- As a Cultural Ambassador: Handloom has a rich traditional and cultural history in India. The art of weaving has been passed on from on generation of weavers to the another since its existence. So, wearing handloom sarees and garments means wearing our culture and tradition.
- A true fashionista: A true fashionista sets the trend rather than following the trend. And you are doing exactly the same by wearing handloom. Your fashion sensibility can be easily identified as timeless and classic.
- You care about society and people around you: By wearing handloom you are economically empowering the weavers from some remote village of India.
We at DIGILOOM understand that as a owner of handloom product, its maintenance and care is one of your major concern. So we decided to do a blog series on handloom care. In the first post of the series, we told you about How to wash the handloom sarees and garments at home. And in this post we talk about how to dry and iron the handloom products:
Drying after wash:
- Avoid direct sunlight. As this might lead to fabric discoloration. Always dry in partial shade.
- Never wring it to squeeze out the water to avoid permanent creases.
- Spread it out flat on a neutral surface to dry. Avoid painted surfaces, window sills, fences and rusty racks as they might stain the garment or the saree.
- Always wash and dry your saree separately. Else garment with bleeding colours may damage the saree.
- Every handloom garment or saree has its own instructions of dos and don’ts provided by the manufacturer/retailer. Always follow the instructions given.
- Always press your sarees keeping the iron in medium to low heat.
- Never spray water on the handloom fabric or saree before ironing as it may leave permanent stains or marks on the fabric.
- Always keep the garment on an ironing board or a cotton cloth before pressing to avoid creases.
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