Bengaline

 

Bengaline is a type of fabric with a crosswise rib made from textile fibers (like cotton, wool, silk, rayon, or synthetic fibers) and often used for dress materials, coats, suits, and draperies. It is a durable and sturdy material with a beautiful sheen that drapes well and resists wrinkles.

To take care of Bengaline fabric:

  1. Washing: Check the care label on your Bengaline garment before cleaning it. Some types of Bengaline fabrics may be machine washed in cold water on a gentle cycle, while others should only be dry cleaned. Always use a mild detergent and avoid bleach.

  2. Drying: Again, refer to the care label for specific instructions. Some Bengaline items can be tumble dried on low heat, while others should be laid flat or hung to dry. Avoid wringing or twisting the fabric, which can cause it to lose its shape.

  3. Ironing: If needed, iron Bengaline fabric on a low to medium setting, and use a pressing cloth to protect the fabric. Always iron on the reverse side of the garment to prevent shine.

  4. Storing: Store Bengaline garments in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight, which can cause fading.

Remember, improper care can damage the fabric and reduce the life of your garment, so always follow the care instructions provided by the manufacturer.