Caring for a Kerala cotton kasavu saree is important to make it last longer and keep it looking its best. Here are some tips for washing and caring for a Kerala cotton kasavu saree:
Wash separately: Wash your kasavu saree separately from other clothes to avoid snagging or damaging the delicate fabric.
Use cold water: Wash the saree in cold water to avoid shrinkage and fading of the colors.
Avoid harsh detergents: Use a gentle, pH-balanced detergent specifically designed for delicate fabrics. Avoid using harsh detergents that can damage the fabric.
Soak for a short time: Soak the saree in the detergent solution for 10-15 minutes. Do not leave it soaking for a long time as this can lead to fading of the colors.
Gentle agitation: Gently agitate the saree while washing it, being careful not to rub or wring the fabric.
Rinse thoroughly: Rinse the saree thoroughly in cold water until all the detergent has been removed.
Hang dry: Hang the saree to dry in a shaded area, away from direct sunlight. Do not wring or twist the fabric to remove excess water.
Avoid ironing: If the saree is slightly wrinkled after washing, hang it in a well-ventilated area to let it air dry. Avoid ironing the saree as high heat can damage the fabric and cause fading of the colors.
By following these washing and care instructions, you can keep your Kerala cotton kasavu saree looking its best for a long time.