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Problem with my silk saree after dry cleaning: Pls suggest

Discussion in 'Clothing & Apparels' started by starshine, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. starshine

    starshine New IL'ite

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    Hi,

    I gave my silk saree for dry cleaning. And when I got it back I was shocked to see that the color of the saree has mixed and it has patches of the mixed color all over.The texture is no longer smooth and shiny.It now has a very rough texture to it.

    Has anybody experienced the similar problem before?Could you please suggest me with good silk shops in Bangalore or in Chennai who can resolve this problem? Also could you also let me know how much would it cost?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. MadhuRao

    MadhuRao Silver IL'ite

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    I happened to see your thread only today. Did you find a solution or not?
     
  3. chocolate

    chocolate Platinum IL'ite

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    Did you tell them to just dry clean the saree. if you did then next time you shud tell them to dry clean and starch polish the saree.This is for all silk sarees and printed silks too.

    Also you shud ask the dry cleaners who did this to your saree for a refund to the cost of the saree. This does not happen. Its the dry cleaners fault.Good luck.
     
  4. padmaiyangar

    padmaiyangar Bronze IL'ite

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    <TABLE cellSpacing=5 cellPadding=5 width=744>[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]dear member ,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]here are tips for washing and cleaning of silk saree. i hope it may help to some extent to main saree in good condition [/FONT]


    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]How to clean a saree[/FONT]

    <TD colSpan=2 height=92>[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]saree care and saree wash is something challengeable. Today, owning a silk sari meant not only the initial price of the garment but also the cost of dry cleaning. All silk sarees are washable. Most silk sarees can be hand washed. Technically, silk saree does not shrink like other fabric. A good shampoo works well for clean sari . It will remove oil and revitalize your silk saree.[/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Maintaining your silk sarees:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]1. Dry-Cleaning is Preferable [/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Generally silk sarees should be dry-cleaned. In hand washing, the consistency of the silk may be altered, depending on the finishing treatment used to give it sheen and the colour may run. Chlorine bleach damages silk and causes it to yellow. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]2. Washing Silks[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Certain pre-wash techniques have made certain washable. Raw silk, china silk, India silk, crepe de chine, Pongee, Shantung, tussar, dupion and jacquard silks are safer to wash. After washing, one should roll in a towel to remove the excess moisture, and then hang on to dry on a padded hanger. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]3. Stains[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Stained silk sarees should be dry-cleaned as soon as possible. Dyes and sizings tend to discolour with moisture. Therefore attempting to remove stains with water is not recommended without first testing the silk for colour fastness. It is difficult to remove a concentrated food or beverage stain. Scrubbing or pressing could ruin the fabric. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]4.Protein Stains : These stains include blood, deodorant, egg, meat juices and perspiration. To clear such stains, first detergent should be applied to the garment. Then it should be soaked in cool water and laundered. In case of persistent stains, rubbing a mixture of a few drops of Nh2 with hydrogen peroxide should be tried.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]5.[/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]combination Stains : These stains include chocolate, gravy, ice-cream and milk. First a dry-clean solvent should be applied and then dried. The protein part of the stain supplement can be treated by applying liquid detergent and rinsing with cool water. Then after using a prewash stain remover, the silk should be washed in the hottest water that it can stand. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]6 Nailpolish Stain : This can be treated by rubbing acetone on the area. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]7.Lipstick Stains: First Dry-cleaning fluids and then washing in soap and water can be used to remove lipstick stains. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Grease: These stains are usually caused by oils, butter, margarine, crayon, medicines and oil-based cosmetics. Dabbing on talc immediately will lift the stain. After brushing off the talc, a stain remover can be applied and the silk should be washed in the hottest water that it can stand. [/FONT]



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  5. ritaroy

    ritaroy Bronze IL'ite

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    Thanks Padma for your very useful tips. That will help ladies I believe.

    Love

    Rita
     
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