Saree Trivia: How to Protect Silk Mark Certified Sarees in Monsoons or Damp Weather

Protecting silk sarees during the monsoon or in damp weather is essential to prevent damage from moisture. In our weekly blog, you might find such innumerable number of tips and care for the sarees whether it is silk or cotton sarees. No matter what the fabric is our How-To series has been very effective and has been proven handy.

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Here are some tips from the desk of Suman’s IndyVogue to help you preserve your silk-certified sarees:

Look for a Proper Storage

Store your silk sarees in a dry, well-ventilated area. Avoid damp places like basements or attics. Use breathable garment bags or cotton saree covers to protect them from dust and moisture.

Use of Silica Gel Packs

Place silica gel packs in the storage area or within the folds of the sarees. Silica gel absorbs moisture and helps in keeping the environment dry.

Place Neem Leaves or Camphor

Neem leaves or camphor can be placed in the storage area to prevent insect infestation, which is common in humid conditions.

Do Avoid Plastic Covers to Store

Refrain from storing silk sarees in plastic covers for extended periods as they can trap moisture and lead to mildew or mold growth.

Silk Sarees Need Regular Airing

Periodically take out the sarees and air them to prevent any moisture buildup. Hang them in a well-ventilated area, preferably in sunlight, to help kill any mold spores.

Do Avoid Direct Sunlight

While airing the sarees, avoid exposing them to direct sunlight for long durations, as it can cause the colors to fade.

No Dry Cleaning

Before storing silk sarees for a long time, ensure they are clean and free from any stains. Opt for professional dry cleaning to remove any dirt or stains, as water washing can damage silk fibers.

Choose Interleafing for Storage

If storing sarees stacked on top of each other, place a layer of acid-free tissue paper or plain cotton cloth between each saree to prevent color transfer and friction damage.

Should Monitor Humidity Levels

Use a dehumidifier if necessary to maintain optimal humidity levels in the storage area, especially during the monsoon season.

Opt for Regular Inspection: Periodically check your stored sarees for any signs of mold, mildew, or insect damage. If you notice any, take immediate action to clean and protect the sarees.

Wrap it Up!

By following these tips, you can effectively protect your silk sarees during the monsoon or in damp weather, ensuring they remain in pristine condition for years to come.

About the author

Sumana Bhattacharya completed her Masters in Economics from the University of Calcutta & was working with the Department of Education, Govt. of West Bengal to provide training to the teachers in Government Schools. She moved to USA in 2005 after getting married & is the mother of 2 kids. She is the one that drives IndyVogue every day, every hour, every minute and every second. Salute to her and her undying spirit.