Cotton Care

All Karishma Sarees are made in 100% Pure Cotton. Cotton sarees are comparatively easy to wash.
You can follow these tips for Cotton Care and voila! Your cotton saree will always remain as good as new !

How to wash your Pure Cotton Sarees?

  1. Before you wash a cotton saree for the first time, soak it in a bucket of water, mixed with a little salt, for 10-15. This prevents the bleeding of colours in later washes.
  2. While hand-washing a cotton saree, use only mild detergents. Do not wring the saree vigorously, but hang them in your washing area itself to drain off excess water.
  3. If you like your cotton sarees to be crispy and stiff, starch your cotton sarees after wash.
  4. When hanging out cotton sarees to dry, make sure it is not under direct sunlight.
  5. While storing a cotton saree, make sure it is in a well-aired cupboard/closet, and away from humidity and direct sunlight.

How to Starch Cotton Sarees at Home?

A cotton saree looks graceful when it's neatly starched and perfectly draped. The pleats of the saree once properly arranged behave like a well-trained puppy. A starched saree lends a sense of firmness and attitude to your personality.

It is no secret that starching your saree makes it crisp and wrinkle-free. It also makes cleaning easier because dirt and sweat adhere to the starch rather than the fabric.

Starching also helps to keep wrinkles at bay for a long time. It aids in fewer wash cycles, allowing a starched saree to be worn more frequently. No wonder why many women prefer wearing well-starched cotton saree for daily hustle and bustle of life.

To maintain cotton sarees, starch plays an important function since it naturally adds stiffness and crispiness to the saree. Starch your cotton sarees for that sharp, edgy aesthetic that has us all swooning.

If you wish to manufacture your own homemade liquid starch, you may need the following ingredients: 1 teaspoon cornstarch, 2 cups water, and a spray bottle shake well before spraying. The starch can be stored in the refrigerator.
You can also use any starch powder available in the market.
Soak the saree in starch for 10 minutes. If you use store-bought starch powder, follow the directions on the package.

Tips on How to Store a Saree to prevent Wrinkling

Aside from properly cleaning your treasured cotton sarees, another important aspect in their upkeep is properly storing them. Simply throwing them in a stack would merely exacerbate creases and impede their weave. The fabric may soon begin to wear away as well! You may always hang them with a hanger in your closet or store them neatly in saree pouches.

How to remove any stains on Cotton Sarees?

Even if we don’t spill anything on purpose, there are a few stains that can spoil your saree. It is critical to remove stains properly, whether they are caused by oil, grease, lipstick, or something else. Dry cleaning, Petrol washing, or Rubbing a baking powder + vinegar paste should be the best methods for removing stains. Never use a harsh brush to remove a stain from your saree since it will damage the fabric’s quality. We’ve compiled a list of useful cotton-care tips and tactics for you to try. And rest certain, your sarees will look fantastic!

Here Are Some Tips For Caring For Cotton Sarees. Just Have A Peek.

Cotton is always soft and warm. The more you wash it, the softer linen becomes, so keeping the crispness requires forethought. Look for simple ways to keep your cotton sarees and salwar looking as good as new.

Cotton Saree Care instructions –

  1. Soak the sarees in water mixed with rock salt for 10-15 minutes the first time you wash them. This locks in the colour of the saree and prevents it from fading even after multiple washes.
  2. soap nuts (also known as washing nuts or ritha) soaked in water will condition cotton sarees and keep them fresh for a long time.
  3. Use starch to keep your sarees crisp and stain-free. You can also produce your own liquid starch at home.
  4. Thoroughly rinse the sarees with water, as the starch may leave a stain on them. Sarees must be dried in the shade.After washing, hang your cotton saree to dry in the shade. Direct sunlight should be avoided as it can cause the fabric to shrink and fade. Cotton sarees can be line-dried and allowed to dry naturally.
  5. Iron sarees after they are dry and hang them to preserve cotton sarees wrinkle-free for a long period. When ironing sarees, the ideal method is to use a dry iron. When ironing your saree, choose a low-heat setting. keep a layer of protection beneath and above your saree while ironing, such as an old, clean cotton bedsheet. Avoid direct heat.
  6. Wrap and store in a cloth: avoid putting dark cotton sarees alongside lighter ones. the colour imprint may be impacted by remaining moisture at times. You may also preserve them in a cabinet by wrapping them in a dupatta or muslin cloth and tying a knot.
  7. Do not use Naphthalene Balls: Lavender pouches can be used in your clothing to provide aroma while also keeping bugs at bay. However, naphthalene balls should be avoided because the chemicals degrade sari fibres. Cotton sarees are both fashionable and comfortable. Use our simple care guidelines and you’ll be able to show them off for years to come!

We hope these simple and effective tips help you maintain the beauty of your favourite cotton sarees intact and forever youthful.