The arrival of the festive season means celebrations, delicious food, shopping for new clothes for the entire family, presents, and loads of social media uploads. And while this might easily be the most exciting time of the year, it also includes several days of preparation as well as an equal amount of time spent cleaning up after the festivities are over.
A part of it includes keeping those stunning lehenga choli and kurta pyjamas back to storage. While we absolutely love these expensive beauties, we don’t get to wear them as much right? And, that can be tricky! Because if not stored right, heavy outfits, their embellishments, intricate work, and detailings can lose their lustre.
Let us tell you how to take care of your festive outfits and men’s suits, and preserve them once the festivities are over!
Ensure they’re clean!
Keeping garments as clean as possible is the key to preserving them. Taking proper care when cleaning your intricately worked ethnic suits and garments is important. Bianca - The Luxury Clothspa is a premium laundry service that attends to each garment with special knowledge and expertise. We begin by evaluating and examining every important detail of the garment, from its construction and material to its details and embellishments. We then restore your outfits to their original splendour with our dedicated, customised treatment options.
Take care of the damages
All the dancing and fun can sometimes lead to slight wear-and-tear in our garments, especially when intricate detailing and embellishments are involved. To make sure the outfit stays in wearable condition, taking care of those repairs is a must! Such repairs can be easily taken care of by us at Bianca Clothspa. We apply our expertise to the process and ensure that we leave no stone unturned while taking care of your garments and restoring them to perfection.
Iron the garment
Ironing the outfit is as important as keeping it clean! Ironing protects the seals and linings of the fabric and makes it more resistant to weather damage. The high temperatures during ironing help to eliminate any bad smells and enhances the aroma of freshly washed clothes. At Bianca, we offer ironing and steaming services for most garments before folding them carefully or putting them on hangers.
Store them right
Using a chemical desiccant to absorb moisture and prevent dew before storing clothes is a must. Rather than just folding and stacking them up in the wardrobe, it's important to focus on the qualities of the fabrics and provide them with the care they need!
Here is a handy guide to help you store clothes with different fabrics and embellishments:
Cashmere, silk, or woolen clothes should be stored in transparent, air-tight plastic bags and containers.
Embroidered clothes should be wrapped in white muslin fabric to ensure that the embroidery does not get tarnished over time.
Metallic fabrics should be covered in tissue or soft butter paper. It is a good idea to fold the sarees/lehengas and store them.
Use fabric covers to keep moisture, dust, and insects away. Store the garments in a dark and cool area to avoid fading due to light exposure.
For some extra love and care
Go that extra mile to keep your garments in pristine condition by adding cedar blocks, mothballs, or rosemary/lavender sachets that keep moths at bay. This makes sure that your garments always stay fresh and good.
Does it all sound daunting to you? Don’t sweat it! We are here to make things easier for you.
At Bianca, we blend the art of cloth care with the most advanced technology and premium quality service to keep your outfits in mint condition. We strive to make the cleaning, maintenance, and ironing of your clothes an extremely convenient process with our easy pick-up and drop-off service. All you have to do is give us a call!