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Fabric Care

FABRIC CARE
  • Many of our products are embroidered and therefore fragile in their usage. They may be hand embroidered or machine embroidered or in combination of both hand embroidery & machine embroidery. These fabrics should be handled with care.
  • Please ensure that the first wash is 'Dry Clean' only, Heavy Embroidered products can only be Dry Cleaned.
  • Please note that due to hand dyeing methods used the colors are not guaranteed. We cannot be liable for any damage to your garments.
  • Any displacements to sequin beading or embroidery cannot be deemed to be a defect in the fabric but is caused by the very nature of the work.
SILK

The products of this fabric need to be professionally dry cleaned only. It can be given for petrol wash too. Do not hand wash or machine wash strictly. Do not use any soaps or detergents for this product. Like all fibers, silk is prone to fading and discoloration.

In case you need to wash the garment and cannot avoid the situation then Hand-wash silk items in lukewarm water with mild detergent. Rinse well, squeeze out surplus moisture by rolling in a towel and hang to dry. Never soak, boil, bleach or wring Silk or leave it crumpled in a towel. We do not undertake any guarantee of the color, cloth or zari.Saroj Fabrics always suggest Dry cleaning Silk.

COTTON

The products of this fabric can be easily laundered. Cotton fibers are strong in comparison to other fabric and hence the garments made from this fabric do not easily wear out. Cotton fabric must be treated with starch in order retain the shine and color and to keep it wrinkle free. Do not expose the garment to hot sun. do not hang them, instead keep them folded.

Dry cleaning would be enough for garments made out of cotton fabric, petrol wash isn’t necessary. Cotton can be ironed using a normal irons or steam irons.

CHIFFON/GEORGETTE/CREPE

Garments made from this fabric must not be machine washed at all. Dry cleaning is most preferred or else a gentle hand wash under necessary circumstances. Do not twist or wring dry the fabric. Avoid hanging the garments for a long time as they tend to lose their shape.

Refold the garments from time to time to avoid ripping on creases. Gently iron them at low temperature. Iron rapidly and do not leave the iron in one place for too long.

SATIN
It is known for its smoothness and shine.The products of this fabric need to be professionally dry cleaned only. Saroj Fabrics always suggest Dry cleaning Satin.
SPANDEX AND LYCRA

Hand wash or gentle machine wash in lukewarm water. Do not chlorine bleach, use only non-chlorine on garments that contain spandex. Dry at low temperatures and iron quickly at low temperature.

LINEN

Use a gentle wash cycle and avoid using bleach to protect linens. White linens should be dried in sun to help them keep their whiteness. Linen creases easily and that’s why it needs firm pressing when ironed, or it can be dry cleaned.

DRY CLEANING TECHNIQUE FOR HOME WASH

The following tip is for the clothes, which has very fast colours. It is not for Wollens, Tissues and Garments, which do not have very fast colours. While using the following method you can be rest assured that the fast colours does not come on the fabric again. It prevents the colour of the garment to mix up.

The following measurements are for approximately five meter cloth e.g. one saree, two shirts or one salwar suit or 5-6 blouses or their combinations.

First Wash 2 lts water

1 teaspoon soap (Genteel, Ezee, Key,etc)

1.5 tablespoon Acetic Acid

Mix soap in water and then Acetic Acid. Soak the garment for 3-4 min moving up and down. Do not use brush. Dirty parts like collars or falls may be rubbed with white old socks or any old cloth. Gently squeeze out excess water.

Second Wash 2 lts water

1 tablespoon Acetic Acid

Mix Acetic Acid in water. Soak the garment for 3-4 min moving up and down and squeeze excess water.

Third Wash – Same as second wash.

Use of Acetic Acid

  1. Purchase 60% diluted Acetic Acid
  2. It not harmful for skin or jewellery.
  3. Garment should not be vigourously rubbed in it.
  4. It prevents the colour of the garment to mix up.
  5. It cleans all dust and dirt and gives shine.
STAIN REMOVAL TECHNIQUES

It is advisable to remove the stain as early as possible. It is difficult and sometimes impossible to remove the stain if it becomes old. Most of the stains become more stubborn if washed in hot water. It is most advisable to seek professional help for removing stains from garments. However, the following tips may be used:

Talcum Powder Therapy – for most of the stains sprinkle talcum power immediately. Leave it for 10 minutes and wash.

Soap Paste Therapy – Wet the cloth and squeeze out excess water. Rub any laundry soap. Leave it for 10 minutes, rub gently and wash. Can repeat the same process for stubborn stains.

Tying the Cloth to remove Stain – Take only the stain affected area and tie with thread (like tie and dye process). Then dip the stained area in desired solution. 

Types of Stains:

  1. Pan Stain – Wash it with plain water. Apply chuna paste or curd for five minutes. Wash in soap water and spread in direct sunlight. You can also rub jaggery on the stain, leave it for five minutes and wash. Repeat the process if stain persists.
  2. Monsoon Satins – Wash in plain water. Cover with grated potato for fifteen minutes. Rub the stain and wash.
  3. Dirty Collar or Pant Edge – Use soap paste therapy and rub with wet cloth.
  4. Hot iron and soap remains on cloth– Rub bread piece (soaked in water) and keep it for ten minutes. To remove sticky stains on iron due to burnt starch etc. rub wax on medium hot iron and wipe with cloth.
  5. Stains of one cloth on other – Use soap therapy
  6. Blood – Soak the stain in cold water for a few hours. Wash it with any detergent. Protein stains like blood, perspiration deodorant etc. can be removed by dabbing a cotton soaked in detergent on to the stained area. Then gently rinse it with cold water.
  7. Haldi– Apply a paste of surf on the stain and let it dry. Pour hot or cold water from height depending on the fabric.
  8. Lipstick – Rub dalda on stain. Wash it with detergent and rinse in hot water. If stain persists, dry in sun and bleach. Apply Glycerine.
  9. Nail Polish – Scrape with blunt knife and soak in acetone. Rinse and then bleach. Nail polish stains can be removed by rubbing acetone on the stained portion.
  10. Cycle Grease – Soak in sourlime for sometime and wash off. Repeat treatment if necessary. Grease and combination stains such as gravy, beverages, oil, butter, etc i.e. oil based cosmetics can be treated by dabbing talcum powder on the stain and then dusting off the talcum. Any dry cleaning liquid can be used and rinsed with cool water followed by lukewarm water.
  11. Ink – Wash the stain, soak it in milk or sourlime and pour water from a height.
  12. Milk and Oil – Take carri,om powder or flour in a mulmul fabric. Make a ball with the mulmul fabrics and rub it on the stain. Wash it with a detergent.
  13. Oil paint – Steep in turpentine and wash with soap solution.
  14. Tea and coffee – Spread borax over the stain. Pour boiling water, if stain persists then steep in glycerine.
  15. Ice Cream – Soak the stain in borax solution. Rinse it in cold water.
  16. Egg – Soak the stain in cold water for 25 mins to half an hour. Wash it with detergent.
  17. Fruit juice – Rub salt on the stain. For an old stain soak in glycerine. Wash the fabric. Removable by rubbing powder of Aspirin Tablet.
  18. Mud – Scrape off the mud with a blunt knife. Rub a slice of potato on it. Wash it with detergent.
  19. Rust – Rub stain with salt and sour lime. Allow it to dry and then wash off.
  20. Chewing Gum or Bubble Gum – Rub ice cube.

NOTE- Above mentioned tips are only suggestions. We do not take guarantee for color, cloth or zari.