Fine fabrics and delicate textiles require a little extra TLC. Here’s our easy guide to looking after your favourite tie dye silk pieces
Many of our classic pieces are handcrafted from luxurious silk, renowned for its lightness, softness and lustrous sheen. Gorgeous pieces, like the ZEN MAXI DRESS or the LANA DRESS, gracefully embrace the body and feel like you’re hardly wearing anything at all.
While this is a beautiful and durable fabric that is meant to accompany you on your adventures, for many it is also an investment and must be treated with care if you want the pieces to last. If you follow our care instructions below for each of our tie dye colourways, your fave silk dresses should last you for many years to come.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE FARA TIE DYE SILKS
Each of our pieces is carefully crafted and lovingly designed for the rough and tumble nomadic lifestyle, however if not cared for correctly, the colour can fade and the silk can weaken. Here are our suggestions for looking after our signature silk dresses and tie dye colourways:
TOURMALINE TIE DYE
One of our most popular tie dye colourways, our shimmering Tourmaline Tie Dye is seen on pieces like the Lana Dress and Mala Dress. Exuding the energy of one of our favourite stones, tourmaline is the colour of compassion and radiates energy that attracts stability.
We recommend keeping this stunning colour out of direct sunlight for extended periods of time (don’t leave out in direct sunlight for 24+ hours). Also, do not throw FARA silks in the washing machine. Dry cleaning or hand washing in cold water with silk detergent is the best way to preserve your beautiful pieces.
FAWN TIE DYE / AGATE TIE DYE
Lightweight and sophisticated, our Fawn Tie Dye and Agate Tie Dye colourways are ethereal beauties. Fresh and celestial, these versatile pieces, like our Zen Maxi Dress and La Plage Kaftan look gorgeous in any setting, whether strolling on the beach or attending a sexy dinner.
We recommend spot cleaning these pieces and laying flat to dry, or occasionally dry cleaning or washing fully by hand with silk detergent in cold water.
TIGERS EYE TIE DYE
This gorgeous earthy brown tie dye is both feminine and subdued. Elegantly sexy with a radiant lustre that really shines like a tiger’s eye stone, this beautiful colourway radiates in the Mysore Jumpsuit and Fara Cami. Always ready for a night on the town, this sexy, earth-toned colour can be easily dressed up or down.
The same cleaning rules apply, but be sure to wash solely with cold water so it loses none of its earthy lustre. It is also important to keep out of direct sunlight for extended periods of time (24+ hours on end / consistently storing in direct sunlight) in order to prevent fading.
MASALA TIE DYE
The same cleaning rules apply for this colourway, but also be sure to wash solely in cold water and avoid spraying perfume or deodorant directly on these garments.
SHADOW TIE DYE / CLASSIC BLACK
These subdued and sexy pieces need the same care as our Tourmaline Tie Dye colourway. If properly cared for, these luxurious colourways will smolder for years to come!
HOW TO HAND-WASH YOUR SILK PIECES…
Here’s our easy guide to hand wash FARA silks in five quick steps, and if you’re looking for a little more detail, here’s a great video tutorial from The French Chic Expert.
Pre-treat silk if there are any stains (we recommend silk detergents like THE LAUNDRESS).
Turn the items inside out.
Wash in a sink filled with cold water.
Only wash silk with similar colours.
Lay flat or hang to dry out of direct sunlight.
FOR THE NOMADS…
If you treat your fave pieces with care, you’ll enjoy many journeys for years to come!
As spring begins to rear its head, we recommend that you wake up, pack your favourite FARA pieces and start your next adventure! Read about our latest adventures in the FARA Journal.
So much love to all our independent souls out there!