How to Preserve Ethnic Garments Immaculately

by 3 on March 11, 2014

However much Western clothes take over the garment world, ethnic garments will never be out of fashion. Whenever a woman wants to look her best or attend a traditional get-together, like a wedding, she would definitely resort to wearing ethnic outfits. Ethnic wears are the safest trends ever. Even, ethnic garments like an Indian kurti and kameez could be viable alternatives to the sari at work places too. Whatever body shape a person may belong to, she can with her eyes closed, rely on ethnic wear garments for any occasion. However, buying and storing one’s wardrobe with such fine clothes are not enough. Traditional ethnic clothes are generally woven from natural fibres like silk or fine cotton. Some of them may have zari works too. Such materials are highly sensitive. They need to be preserved with care to save them from damage and increase their longevity.

Garments should never be exposed to too high or too low a temperature or humidity. After washing, clothes should be given out for drying at a shaded area away from direct sunlight. It is best to dry the clothes inside out. A very hard detergent causes damage to the fabric. Thus a light detergent is always preferable. Brushes are a total no for any types of clothes as they cause visible damage to your dear garments. It is better to avoid self cleaning of heavy and tradition Indian kurti, saris and salwar suits. They should better be sent for dry cleaning. Even then extra care must be taken to the use of chemicals on the clothes. Unless one is using a very good quality perfume, it would be best if not applied on the garment worn. One must stick to applying body-sprays on the body only and not on one’s clothes. Deodorants and perfumes leave non-removable white spots on clothes.

While folding kurtis or kameezes one should remember not to fold them vertically from the centre. The heavy ethnic clothes can be preserved better by not hanging them, but keeping them wrapped in clothes. However, plastics and similar air-tight wraps must not be used. Ethnic clothes should be stored at a dark and less humid place. One often finds white moulds on black clothes during the rainy seasons. This is due to excessive humidity. Silica gel crystals packed in muslin packs can be used to control humidity. To save ethnic garments from pests, naphthalene balls or dried Neem leaves can be used. Airing the clothes once a year would highly be recommended to increase the life-span of your favourite garments.

Fashion Equation presents its customers a wide range of Salwar suits, Patiala bottoms, Churidars, Leggings, Dupattas and Kurtis online. And, all these stylish and comfortable ethnic garments come at all sizes and at very affordable prices. Here, kurtis online come at amazing prints and designs starting at prices as low as ₹345 only. Whereas the 3-piece suits start from only ₹895 and offers a spellbinding collection in beautiful colours and patterns. There are great many options too, on Patiala bottoms, Dupattas and Churidars, to match one’s kameezes with. These ethnic collections we offers are ready to go with every occasion, from college to work to social gatherings to even a fun outing. So if style and comfort are on your mind, one should not waste much time and Fashion Equation as soon as possible.


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