Own a KARIGAR that you want to enjoy for a lifetime? Then like all the special things you relish, this too needs some atention. No long list of dos and don’ts, just a few extra steps that make essential caring easy.
If you wear your KARIGAR a lot (like we do), air it frequently to keep fresh instead of washing. For those who travel a lot with their piece, washing does become necessary.
Washing the entire garment:
- We suggest filling a bucket with lukewarm water (30 degrees Celsius or 86 degrees Fahrenheit) and adding a tablespoon of mild baby shampoo.
- Dip your KARIGAR and soak for a few minutes. Move it gently with your hands before removing. With dark colours, it’s normal for excess colour to run in the first few washes.
- Replace the water with plain lukewarm water (same temperature as you first used), dip and swirl your KARIGAR. Repeat it until there’s no more lather in the water.
- Don’t wring remove excess water, instead roll between a towel to absorb excess water. Lay it flat to dry.
- You can use the iron on a wool setting. Just remember to place a thin protective fabric between the iron and your KARIGAR.
We don’t like stains either, but they can happen. Chances are you can still remove it with some spot fixing.
Washing off a stain:
- Wet the stained spot. With a drop of baby shampoo and a soft toothbrush, gently brush away the stain in a circular motion. Rinse off the lather under a tap and lay flat to dry.
- Iron it on wool setting using a protective cloth between the iron and your KARIGAR.
When you’re taking a break from your KARIGAR Cape, Scarf or Shawl, it’s best to store it away folded.
A little secret to keeping your textiles smelling great? An herb sachet tucked in between your garments. You can easily make your own by filling empty tea sacs with spices like cloves, peppercorns and cinnamon sticks.
Some pilling is common to all wool products and is perfectly normal. They appear where the fabric rubs against your bag or under the arms. The pills on our all-natural fabrics can be easily removed by just taking them off with your fingers.
Fixing a loop
Your garment can pull a loop when it gets caught in your bag, ring or watch. Before you reach for a pair of scissors to snip off the thread, try first to stretch or pull the fabric around the loop so that it sits back in place. You may need to do this a few times until the loop disappears or reduces. If it’s only a single pulled thread, you can safely cut it without damaging your piece.
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