Taking Care Of Your Heritage Weaves And Ethnic Garments

Whether it’s the pure silk saree that your mom used to wear or the elegant lehenga choli you invested in for wedding parties, ethnic Indian wear holds a special place in every woman’s wardrobe. Great clothes come with great responsibility, and hence your ethnic wear and exclusive Indian outfits require more attention and care than most other clothes.

You have worked so hard to achieve your goal of having an Indian outfit collection, and it is essential that you take proper care in maintaining them to increase their durability but also look their best. Here are some things you should and shouldn’t do to keep your designer Indian dresses and heritage weaves to keep them in prime condition.

  1. Pay great attention to the washing instructions

Reviewing the label is the first step to looking for ethnic wear cleaning guidelines and many people fail to do this. Different materials have different washing procedures and ironing guidelines; you need to follow those to make your ethnic wear last longer.

  1. Avoid cleaning them too frequently

One must restrain from washing their expensive sarees and Indian ghagra cholis too often. Hang your clothes outside to dry, but don't put them under direct sunlight. If you are planning on drying indoors then keep the humidity at bay.
A well-dried garment will last longer than one which has been sitting in wetness all day!
  1. Create a refolding routine

For your Indian saree collection, create a refolding routine. Refolding them every four or five months and  letting them stay in the shade for a few hours will help you get the best out of these gorgeous sarees that are so durable!. This will maintain the shine and color of the sarees and  will help to prevent any fungal attacks or weird odors that the fabric may have picked up. Then restore them by changing your fold so you can keep all of its original shape and texture! 

  1. Removing stains

Food stains and spills are an unavoidable evil at parties. It can be nagging to wash the stain immediately. But trying to treat just the affected area can leave behind an area of discoloration. Instead, soak your dress in cold water when you get home. If required, use mild soap and a sponge to clean the stain. If your Indian saree collection consists of expensive and delicate fabrics like silk or brocade, get it professionally treated at the dry cleaners.

  1. Storing your outfit the right way

The most important step before storing your expensive Indian ghagra choli or saree is ensuring you are doing it properly You should never dump your sarees or lehengas in a bag or store it on hangers. Always store them  in clean, dry, and dark closets. Store your silks and embroidery suits in soft muslin bags to avoid any twists or pulls to the fabric and the embroidery.


  1. Ironing Your Exclusive Indian outfits

The delicate fabric of your weaves means that the material can wrinkle after washing them. This can ruin the fibers and leave behind permanent creases on your precious clothes. When trying to take out these wrinkles, simply use steam to smooth out the creases. If you do not have a steamer, iron the fabric inside out on the lowest setting. Or place a cotton sheet between the iron and the cloth to avoid any damage.


  1. Wearing Perfumes

Avoid using perfumes on your beautiful Indian ghagra choli or your Banarasi silk saree. Spraying perfumes, deodorants, or any fragrance directly on the outfit can leave behind permanent stains.

Lastly, before you rush to try any hacks, always make sure your ethnic wear is not dry clean only. If that is the case, it is best to leave the job to your trusted local dry cleaners. Once you follow all the pointers in this listicle, you can be rest assured that your favorite ethnic wear will last for a long, long time.