Wash & Care
Hand wash separately in cold water
Wash bright colors inside out
Drip Dry in shade
Here’s how we advise that you do it:
Some of the our fabrics take longer to absorb water than most fabrics. Please soak the garment separately in cold water for at least half an hour. Rinse and change the water a few times. Use half a cap-full of liquid soap meant for delicate clothing and mix thoroughly in a bucket of fresh water. Immerse the wet garment in the soap water. Rinse and change the water a few times. Gently squeeze out the water (do not wring) and hang to drip dry on a hanger, indoors. If not hung to dry indoors, the fabric stiffens and will be difficult to iron.
The process of dyeing is manual, bucket dyeing, as we have small quantities of fabric per colour and would love to offer you a choice of many colours. The dyes are chemical, but safe. The color will run while washing the garment. But this is excess dye that will stop running naturally after a few washes. We hesitate to use too much of the chemical to fix the colour. No, the color will not fade. Hence, please hand wash separately in cold water and drip dry in the shade.
We would advise you NOT to starch our garments. Starching will definitely make the fabric appear new and fresh, but will reduce the strength and life of the fibre.
Please use a good steam iron and iron all garments at home. For our Indian clients, if given to the local dhobi/presswala for ironing , we will warn you that the heat from the heavy coal iron or the industrial steam press machines that he uses, will reduce the life and lustre of the fabric.
We would advise you NOT to Dry Clean our garments. Washing with water is better for the strength and durability of the cloth.
We would advise you NOT to wash our garments in a washing machine.
Natural dyed fabric is sensitive to light. We advise you to store these garments wrapped in muslin, in your closed wardrobe.
Specific Instructions for garments made with Natural dyed cloth
There will be variations in colour on the panels and streaks on parts of the garment. We have not avoided this while cutting the cloth for sewing. There might also be a faint odour of the natural dye used. This is not to be viewed as errors but to be accepted as a part of the beauty of the cloth and the hand process involved in its production. The stitch lines and the raw edge finish will look even better after a few washes.
Due to the typical process of the dyeing, washing and drying, the excess colour will rub off very slightly till the garment goes through a few wash cycles. Natural dyed fabric is sensitive to light. We advise you to store these garments wrapped in muslin, in your closed wardrobe. We have hand-washed each garment three times before it is ready to be packed. But we urge you to be part of this wonderful ageing process of the specially made cloth and wear dark inner wear and be careful till the dye settles into the fibre of the fabric.