A complete guide to taking care of your mul cotton sarees
Updated: Jul 30, 2022
You find a quirky designed saree online, buy it in a jiffy and start wearing it. You are in love with the unique block prints and want the saree to last forever. But how do you take care of the saree to ensure that it stays with you for a long time? We have compiled a guide for you to understand how to take care of your mul cotton saree. Read on to know more.
Firstly, it is important to know the characteristics of the mul cotton fabric. This will help you understand the guide better, and also help you choose the right fabric for your needs.
Understanding your mul cotton fabric
Mul is a light-weight fabric. Once you wear a mul saree, you would not want to wear any other saree!
Mul that we source is made from natural fibers of cotton. It is organic and eco-friendly, and also gives a helping hand to the hardworking cotton farmers.
Mul sarees have a very soft feel on the skin. This combined with the light-weight makes it an easy choice to wear in summers and for daily wear.
The fabric is very breathable, and hence comfortable when draped. You can forget about the awkward, cumbersome sarees that your moms & aunts used to wear; show them how it is done in a cool way.
Believe it or not, Mul is very easy to maintain (if you follow our instructions *wink*)
Now that you know about mul cotton fabric and its characteristics, let’s understand how to wash mul sarees. We will also cover how to dry and store the mul cotton sarees after washing is completed.
How to wash mul cotton saree?
For washing the mul saree, first soak it separately in cold water for 2-3 minutes. Remember that you do not need to soak the saree for a longer duration.
Expect slight color bleeding during the initial 2-3 washes. This is normal. Do not worry, this won’t fade the saree colour.
Add a mild detergent or preferably a shampoo to the cold water. Since the mul cotton fabric is soft & light weight, do not use any harsh detergents.
Now comes the tricky part - you will have to hand wash the saree gently. Only apply pressure on visible areas of dirt & stains. For all other areas, apply gentle pressure.
Once you have washed your mul cotton saree, do not wring it too tight. The soft fabric needs to be handled with care.
Mul sarees need to be dried in shade and not in the bright sun. This will ensure that your saree color does not fade soon.
You could even flat dry the saree in shade so that there is no need of using an iron.
How to iron mul cotton saree?
In case you wish to iron the saree, use the iron on a low-temperature setting. Do give explicit instructions to your laundryman/dry-cleaners about the same.
Higher temperatures act harshly on your fabric and reduce its durability.
For best results, flat dry the saree in shade like we mentioned earlier!
How to store mul cotton saree?
Mul fabric is soft and needs to be stored properly to ensure longevity.
Carefully fold the sarees and store it in a cotton bag. We suggest using your old cotton sarees to create the bags. Recycle & reuse! :)
Now that you have a complete understanding of how the mul saree needs to be washed, dried and stored; let us also tell you more about the mul cotton sarees designed and created by Mogasu.
Know Mul saree’s best kept secret
Not many would know this little secret: Mul fabric gets softer with every wash, you could feel like hugging your saree right now!
Mul cotton sarees at Mogasu
Our sarees are traditionally hand dyed and hand printed by expert artisans. Mogasu’s sarees are available in mul cotton with fresh and quirky designs that help you stand out from the crowd. Our slow-fashion philosophy is embraced by the sarees we produce. We promise that the colours will not fade and the saree will look fresh and brand new even after 50+ washes!
The sarees are available on our website and also on the Social Media channels: Instagram and Facebook. Our quirky designs and fresh colors have been loved by many. Buy your mul cotton saree online now. Click here to see our collection of designer, blockprinted Mul cotton sarees.
Do note that due to contrast colours, we advice dry cleaning our Algas Pink and Algas Green sarees :)