The Art of Preservation
Proper care and attention is extremely important in keeping your Kimono vibrant, clean, and longer lasting. However, it’s important to do it in the right way so as not to damage the Kimono.
In the past, a Kimono would often be entirely taken apart for washing, and then re-sewn for wearing. We recommend taking your Kimono to a dry cleaner to ensure it is receiving the proper care. Check if your Kimono has gold embroidery as you would need to mention that to a dry cleaner.
We don’t suggest using the steam setting when using an iron with your kimono. Make sure to use the iron with a thin cotton fabric over the Kimono to avoid damaging the fabric and potentially making it shiny. Please use a dry iron and always at a very low temperature. It’s vital that you don’t directly touch the silk with the iron otherwise you can burn or mark the sensitive fabrics and threading.
How to fold a Kimono
Like many other traditional Japanese garments, there are specific ways to fold a Kimono. These methods help to preserve the garment and to keep it from creasing when stored.