Ankara has gradually become one of the most notable fashion trends to have emerged from Africa over the past years.
It is, therefore, a known fact that Ankara has become a fashion trend for ladies in Nigeria.
One thing however peculiar to Ankara lovers at large is the issue of how to care for the fabric.
Like with most prints (or clothes in general), how you care for your prints will be reflected in how long they will be available to serve you. Aside from ensuring you don’t mix up clothes with different colors in one load on your wash day, many have no clue that there are other (special) ways to care for their prints,
While it may seem difficult, here are some general tips to follow to maintain the colour of your fabric to make it last longer.
1.Do the test before washing
Whilst the running part is most common amongst low-budget African Prints, you might want to test to see if your African fabric would run to avoid stories that touch.
You can do this by immersing a tiny piece in water for a minute or two and squeeze it out; you would confirm that it is a running fabric if the water that comes out changes in color.
2.Don’t wash with detergents
Avoid using detergents to wash your fabric as much as possible, instead use a mild soap. Detergents tend to make your fabric fade away because of its harshness.