The Jalabiya, a long gown dress, has a historic significance as it predates Islam and is still a big part of Arab culture today. Along with other UAE traditional clothing like the kandura, the jalabiya is highly recognisable due to its beautiful colours. Because of its prestige, maintaining the quality of jalabiya is essential. In this blog, we’ll walk you through how to do just that.
Key Tips To Take Care Of Your Jalabiya
Special clothing like the jalabiya takes special care. One small mistake and you could risk ruining the delicacy.
Firstly, you should stick to laundry basics and separate the colours to prevent bleeding. Due to the jalabiya’s delicate fabric material, you also need to wash at a low temperature (30 degrees). Washing at a hot temperature will risk shrinking because the material cannot withstand high heat.
Alternatively, you could choose to hand-wash your jalabiya but as always, be cautious and keep track of the time. Just like with washing machine, you shouldn’t wash in hot water so make sure you wash your jalabiya in cold water. When it’s in water, take it out after 10 minutes and use only a small amount of detergent to avoid damaging the fabric.
Whether you’ve washed your jalabiya by hand or used the washing machine, you’ll know that using as less heat as possible is the way to maintaining the quality of jalabiya. This is why you should also avoid tumble dryer and instead dry on a clothesline.
Maintaining the quality of jalabiya is all about attention to detail. When it comes to ironing, the fine details make all the difference. When you are ironing the jalabiya, use low heat settings and press the fabric inside out. Not only will this prevent any damage but will also preserve the material’s lifespan. Ensure you store your jalabiya away properly to avoid any wrinkles forming.
The jalabiya is an expensive but valuable garment. It’s important you take care of it.
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