-Turning the clothes inside out helps in retaining the color in the long run.
-Close all the zippers, hooks & other fasteners before washing
-Hang to drip dry your handwoven garments in well ventilated evening settings or shade since direct sunlight causes color fading.
-The scent of mothballs is at once distinct, hard to remove and never pleasant. Invest in a natural alternative such as cedar blocks that not only smells great but works just as well, if not better, at preventing damage from moths and silverfish. Cedar hangers are also great for suits, helping to absorb moisture from daily wear.
-Dry lavender flowers can also be one of the natural solutions.
- mix of peppermint, rosemary, thyme and cloves
-textiles can be wrapped in clean, white cotton cloth, such as an old sheet or pillowcase, or in muslin.
-The best place to store fabrics is on top of a drawer. Storing them at the bottom of a drawer under heavy items can cause sharp folds, which may be difficult to remove and which may cause splits in the cloth.
-Handwoven cotton fabric has the added value of allowing more air penetration and is, therefore cooler, softer, more absorbent and breathes better than highly uniform, compacted machine-made cotton fabric. This added breathability means you will stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
-Machine wash cold on gentle cycle.
-SOAKING: Use mild detergent and cold water. Do not soak the clothes for too long. Wash the clothes immediately after soaking.
-RINSING: Rub the dirty areas gently with hand. Never use a brush, scrub or a solid bar of soap directly on your handloom garments. Remove the detergent completely by rinsing a few times in cold water. Using the diluted starch solution for the final rinse gives a crisp finish.
-TIP: Consider drying your handloom garment in the ventilated shade or air dry it to keep your clothes fresh for use up to a couple of times before washing again.
We suggest you to think twice before putting clothes for washing,
Don't get the clothes washed unless really required, It will also improve the life of the handloom clothes.
Small sustainable practices will make a huge difference on the mother earth.