The kandura is the most traditional dress in UAE and it is the symbol of pride and identity. It is a long white cloak with full sleeves with no collar. Because the kandura is all white, the dirt and stains will be more visible but in this blog, we’ve compiled 3 tips for taking care of your kandura.
1. Don’t Always Use The Washing Machine
The kandura is machine-washable and can withstand a cycle but don’t always use the washing machine.
While a washing machine can do a great job of cleaning the kandura, it can also cause the brightness to fade away quickly.
Washing the kandura by hand does produce great cleaning results.
If you notice any particular dirt or stain, make sure you add the laundry detergent directly to the affected area and rub gently to remove the stain. Once you’ve done that, soak the kandura under warm water for 10 minutes.
The rule of thumb when washing your kandura is to keep it separate from the coloured clothes to prevent colour bleeding.
2. Don’t Use The Tumble Dryer
When taking care of your kandura, it is essential you don’t use the tumble dryer because you’re putting the material under unnecessary pressure to dry faster at the expense of damaging it.
Instead, you can hang your kandura up to dry after it is been washed. To protect your kandura from unwanted mould, immediately get it out of the washing machine once the cycle has finished and hang it up on a clothesline.
By Air-drying your kandura, you will preserve its brightness and material better.
3. Iron Kanudras When They Are Damp
To get the best possible result, iron your kanduras while they are slightly damp at a cooler temperature for the best results.
Once your kandura is dry, it is recommended you use a steam iron to add a little moisture. This way, the water will soften and smoothen the creases and add a perfect balance to the ironing process.
Your kandura signifies pride and glory. You’ll want to consistently take care of it and keep it looking as good as new. We hope our 3 tips for taking care of your kandura have helped you.
If you lead a busy lifestyle and have no time for laundry, we do have services in UAE that will tackle any stains on your kandura or other pieces of clothing!