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Machine Washing Jalabiya/Abaya Fabrics
When machine-washing Jalabiya or Abaya fabrics, first separate them into piles of similar colors to prevent bleeding and discoloration. These fabrics require delicate machine-wash handling, possibly a low-temperature wash cycle (less than 30oC) to prevent shrinking due to heat. A gentle machine-wash also protects the garment from coming loose at the seams. It’s also advisable that you wash them inside out so that the colors do not fade.
Handwashing Jalabiya/Abaya Clothes
Handwashing Jalabiya or Abaya clothes needs to be done with extra caution. It is recommended that you wash them in cold water to protect them from shrinking. Additionally, they should not be soaked for more than 10 minutes. Consider using a small quantity of mild detergent for washing Jalabiya/Abaya clothes as a strong detergent is likely to damage the fabric. Finally avoid scrubbing areas with embroidery and only scrub areas with stains.
Drying Jalabiya/Abaya Fabrics
The sheer nature of Jalabiya/Abaya fabrics means that they cannot withstand a lot of heat. When washing it, tumble drying should therefore be avoided. The agitation and heat of the dryer during tumble drying is bound to cause the fabric to fade with time, thereby making them appear dull. If hand-washed, gentle wringing to drain excess water is recommended before drying out on the clothes line.
Pressing and storing your garment
Ironing Jalabiya/Abaya fabrics requires a low heat setting, especially for fabrics with embellishments. You should consider pressing the fabric inside out to prevent damage to the material. For the embellished Jabaliya/Abaya fabrics, press them inside out and use another fabric over the embroidery to protect them from the heat. After ironing, store them neatly to prevent creasing. For those who prefer hanging, use thick hangers to prevent the clothes from being deformed at the shoulders.
Professional laundry services by Laundry Shops
Laundry Services Are the best option to laundry it. Laundry service staff are specifically trained to handle all types of Jalabiya/Abaya fashion clothes, leaving them clean, fragrant and bright. Give a call to the Laundry Shops near you.