Silk Mark is a certification mark in India for silk textiles. The mark certifies that the piece of textile which bears the mark is made of pure natural silk. The certification is managed by the 'Silk Mark Organization of India', a society setup by the state controlled Central Silk Board of India. Even though promoted by the government of India, the mark is only advisory in nature and is not legally endorsed. The certification scheme was founded by the Central Silk Board in 2004 Please look at the icon all products displayed as pure silk on our website are made of natural pure silk.
TAKING CARE OF SILK.... Precautions during washing • Always wash silks in soft water. • Add a pinch of Borax or Ammonia, if water is hard. • Use a good neutral soap in the form of either flakes or solution. • Light detergent may also be used in the case of hard water. • Wash in lukewarm water by kneading & squeezing or suction. • Rinse in warm water 2-3 times to remove traces of soap. • Add a few drops of citric acid or acetic acid to the final rinse in cold water. • Silk with doubtful colour fastness may be steeped in cold water with a small amount of citric or acetic acid for 1-2 minutes before washing. • Squeeze lightly by hand to remove excess water. • Always dry flat, in shade. Precautions during ironing • Use low to medium heat. • Never spray water to dampen silk before ironing. • This will cause water spot on the fabric. • Silk should be always ironed on the reverse side if still dampen Precautions for storing • Store your silks in a clean and dry environment. • If storage is prolonged, periodic airing and brushing is advisable • Protect silk from insects, dust, excessive moisture and light • Avoid direct contact with wood. • Wrap zari sarees in cotton cloth to avoid discolouring of zari. • Keep silica sachets in racks.