Care Instructions

How to Care for your Abaya عباية and Shayla شيلة 

At Thowby we use different kinds of fabrics, ranging from delicate to normal Abaya عباية textiles, in addition some of the textile will be embellished with either our in-house handmade embroidery, or Swarovski crystals, therefore reading the care instruction will be very helpful on keeping your Abaya عباية and Shayla شيلة in the best condition. 

Two important things you must consider prior to the care of your Abaya عباية and Shayla شيلة :

1- Read the instructions that you can find on the label of your Abaya عباية .

2- Use detergent that is specially made for Abaya عباية and Shayla شيلة fabric. 

Additionally, there are different methods to wash and press your Abaya عباية and Shayla شيلة:  

Dry Cleaning 
Machine Wash
Gentle Hand Wash 
Pressing / Ironing

Dry Cleaning 
If your abaya عباية label says dry clean only then this means that you should strictly follow the instruction and get it dry cleaned only.

Machine Wash
It is advisable that you turn your Abaya عباية and Shayla شيلة inside out. Select cold water using the gentlest cycle available. Take your garments from the machine as soon as the cycle ends, and lay them out flat to dry.

Gentle Hand Wash
Gently agitate your Abaya عباية and Shayla شيلة in cold water, and rub any soiled areas softly with your fingers if any. When you feel confident that the garment is clean, dip the garments in and out of the water until they are no longer soapy. Lay it out flat to dry (avoid direct sun light).

Ironing Instructions: 
Pressing or Ironing applies for Machine Wash and Gentle Hand Wash only. You can use either Iron or cloth steamer. You must press or iron your Abaya عباية inside out in order to avoid color changing and pressing marks. Clothes steamers are very efficient on most fabrics. It remove creases and refreshes fabric very well. Preferably please use the  heated metal plate, and make sure you use the delicate fabric guard so you do not expose your fabric to too much heat.

We hope that you found our care instructions beneficial for you. 

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