How to Take Proper Care of Kente
by Chinazor Ikedimma on Sep 30, 2023
Proper care of Kente fabric and clothing made from Kente is essential to ensure its longevity and vibrant appearance. Kente is a thick yet delicate and intricate textile, so here are some tips on how to take care of it:
- Gentle Hand washing: Always handwash Kente fabric and clothing made from Kente. Use a mild detergent or soap and lukewarm water. Avoid harsh detergents or bleach, as they can damage the fabric's colors and fibers.
- Separate Colors: If you have a multi-colored Kente garment, wash it separately or with like colors to prevent bleeding or color transfer.
- Gentle Agitation:Gently agitate the fabric by swishing it around in the soapy water. Avoid vigorous scrubbing or wringing, as this can damage the delicate threads.
- Rinse Thoroughly:Rinse the fabric thoroughly with clean water to remove all soap residue.
- Air Dry: After washing, hang the Kente fabric or garment to air dry. Avoid direct sunlight, as prolonged exposure to sunlight can cause colors to fade.
- Avoid Wrinkling: To prevent wrinkles, hang the fabric or garment on a padded hanger. You can also gently press it with a cool iron if necessary, but use a pressing cloth to protect the fabric.
- Fold Carefully:When not in use, fold the Kente fabric or garment carefully to avoid creases and wrinkles. You can place tissue paper between the folds to prevent sticking.
- Protect from Moths:Store Kente in a cool, dry place, and consider using moth repellents or cedar blocks to protect it from damage by moths and insects.
- Clean Hands: Handle Kente fabric and garments with clean hands to avoid transferring oils, dirt, or stains.
- Avoid Sharp Objects:Be cautious around sharp objects and jewelry that can snag or tear the delicate threads of Kente.
5. Dry Cleaning:
- Professional Cleaning: For heavily soiled or intricately designed Kente garments, consider professional dry cleaning. Ensure that the dry cleaner is experienced in handling delicate fabrics.
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