Fabrics- The Heart Of Innovative Fashion
Be it your first fashion project, a new design that has kept you up all night, an attempt to bring about a change in the fashion industry through innovative ideas, or just a simple wish to take better care of your exclusive apparels, it is important to have complete knowledge about fabric care. We believe each type of material has a unique grace and charm and it is our responsibility to take care of its worth by understanding how to keep your fabric hale and hearty.
When you buy luxury fabrics online, depending on their quality, the routine care may vary and can prove to be quite a challenge in the hustle-bustle of everyday life. Worry not! We bring you a detailed guide to fabric care which talks about some of the common material found in fabric stores and are used in your day-to-day life. Give your fabrics the life they deserve.
Fabric Care 101
1) Silk- Silk material or raw silk fabric is the star of any fashionista’s wardrobe. Its rich and lustrous characteristics demand it be treated with a delicate touch and need extra care. Whether it is chiffon silk, organza, or brocade, the first rule is to always leave to the professionals. Dry cleaning is the best choice but you can also try gently washing it by hand. Soak the silk fabric in a bucket filled with lukewarm water and a mild detergent. After five minutes, gently rinse the fabric in cold water. For drying, wrap it in a towel and press to get rid of excess water.
2) Polyester- Polyester fabrics are known for being a strong, resilient, and wrinkle-free material that is commonly used in apparel, coat linings, or bed linens and towels. Polyester fabrics are prone to retaining thick stains and can turn yellow as it ages. But it can be safely dry cleaned and machine washed using warm water and mild detergent. Chlorine bleach can help you get rid of the tough stains without damaging the quality of the fabric. Adding ½ cup vinegar can help you retain the whiteness of white polyester fabrics.
3) Velvet- Velvet is not an independent type of fabric but is known as a structure of fabric that is made either from silk or rayon. It is durable, thick, and is extremely plush, and warm to touch. It is important to make sure that you get this fabric dry cleaned. In addition to strictly getting it dry cleaned, you should also never iron it.
4) Georgette- Georgette fabric, which is known to be a part of the crepe fashion family, is a woven silk textile and is used in designing bridal wear or evening gowns and dresses. The silk fabric is sheer and lightweight and has a dull, matte finish.
Georgette should not be machine washed at any cost. You can use mild detergent and cold water to hand wash this delicate fabric. Soak the garment for 30 mins and then squeeze and rinse thoroughly to remove the soap. Do not wring the item so asto avoid stretching and pulling.
House of Textiles aims to provide you with a world of luxurious fabrics that are perfect for every designer’s dream project. With these fabric care tips in mind, and the premium quality and affordable fabrics brought you by Kailpar Fabrics, you are all set to enter the world of contemporary fashion.