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Care Instructions for Silk

Elegant, fluid, and versatile, Silk is luxury staple in any wardrobe

Dry cleaning is recommended for most pure silk garments and lighter silks like chiffon, China silk, crepe de Chine, and multi-color or hand-dyed prints.

Korarae tip: While dry cleaning helps maintain the original texture of the fabric, it does carry some risks. Commonly used cleaning solutions aren't suited to silk and silks can be damaged if placed in the same vat with rougher fabrics. To make sure your silk gets proper treatment, always tell the dry cleaner that your garment is made from silk and make sure they know how to clean silk.

Iron silk while the garment is slightly damp and spritz it with water if required. Turn the item inside out and iron on the reverse side. Use a low setting and don't use steam, which can leave watermarks. Because many silk garments are hand sewn, take care not to apply pressure to the seams of the garment.

Store your silk garment in a cotton pillowcase or other material that can breathe. Avoid plastic, which traps moisture and can cause yellowing and mildew. Silk, is a favorite with moths, so store cedar chips or balls with your garments.

Gentle care for your silk garment will keep it original suppleness and sheen for years to come.

 

Care Instructions for Leather

Leather is a thrilling addition to any wardrobe. Leather is a tanned and treated animal skin. Much like our skin, leather is porous and needs to be treated with care.

It is reccomended to take the garment to an experienced dry cleaner.

Store leather garments on padded hangers and cover with a plain bed sheet or cloth garment bag. Avoid plastic bags, as they don't allow the garment to "breathe," and can promote mold and mildew. Store in a dark, dry place. Sunlight will cause fading.

Care Instructions for Embroidery

Embellishments like embroidery, beadwork and applique on a piece of clothing can take it from ordinary to a one-of-a-kind extraordinary.

Dry clean most embroidered pieces but request the dry cleaner to avoid using any pre-spotting agents or chemicals on the beadwork.

Do NOT iron directly on any embroidery, beadwork, applique. Do NOT use steam or any agent that will cause the embroidery to become wet.

Gentle care can ensure your embroidery looks and last as long as the garment it adorns.

Here’s to wearing your Kora Rae garment for many fashionable years to come!