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Product Care

Banana Silk

Precautions during washing

  • Water used for washing should be soft. If water is hard, add a pinch of Borax or ammonia to soften it.
  • A good neutral soap either in the form of flakes or powder may be used. However pH-neutral detergents are recommended.
  • Cleaning may be done in Luke warm soap solutions by kneading & squeezing or suction washing.
  • Silk fabrics may be rinsed in Luke warm water 2 or 3 times to remove soap and the released dirt.
  • Finally a few drops of citric acid or acetic acid may be added to the last rinse in cold water.
  • Avoid mechanical handling of silk fabrics under wet condition, handle silk gently during washing.
  • Silk after washing may be squeezed lightly by hand, (DO NOT WRING) to remove the excess water.
  • Silk fabric may be dried uniformly under shade.
  • Drying under flat condition or horizontal spread for drying of sarees/fabrics is ideal for silk.
  • Direct exposure to sunlight weakens silk and changes its colour.
  • Avoid higher temperatures for washing silk, temperature not to exceed 60°C.
Removal of stains
  • BLOOD
    Soak in warm water, sponge with a few drops of ammonia in 10 cc of hydrogen peroxide and then launder.

  • BUTTER
    Use a drop of carbon tetrachloride.

  • CHOCOLATE
    Soak in hot water and launder

  • COFFEE OR TEA
    Allow the fabric to dry. Sponge with carbon tetrachloride. If the stain remains, launder in hot water using small quantity of hydrogen peroxide.

  • COSMETIC
    Dampen the stain and rub with bar soap. Finally rinse and wash

  • INK OR LIPSTIC
    Place the stain on paper towel face down and sponge with dry cleaning solvent or alcohol. Avoid water until stain is removed. Rinse and launder.

  • NAIL POLISH
    Sponge with acetone.

  • FRUIT JUICES
    Sponge with alkali and alcohol in equal proportions and launder.

  • GREASY STAINS
    Apply talcum powder, place the stain face down on paper towel and sponge with dry cleaning solvent and dampen slowly. Rinse and launder.

  • PAINT
    Rinse in warm water and launder. If stain remains sponge with turpentine and kerosene, rinse and wash or launder.

  • WINE/SOFT DRINK
    Soak in cold water then use liquid detergent and wash or launder.