Sunday, June 30, 2013

How to Care for Silk Robes?

Your silk kimono robes and kimono-style robes can definitely keep their elegant sheen, vibrant color, and investment piece-quality with these best-kept secrets on how to care for silk robes:

Hang your silk kimono robe after every use on a hanger and air-dry in a cool and shady place. Be sure to check for sharp edges on the hanger or close to the hanging surface, especially while on travel, so as to avoid touching the robe onto the same, which may cause it to run or rip. 

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Dry-clean your silk robe using a gentle and biodegradable dry-cleaning agent that is suitable for silk. Ideally, test the strength of your dry-cleaning agent by dotting just a small part of the reverse side or inside of the robe that will not be visible when the robe is worn, should staining might occur.

If you must have to wash your silk robe, use cold water that has been diluted with gentle, biodegradable fabric soap. Rinse several times to remove the soap suds and never wring nor tumble-dry your silk robe in order to remove the excess water. Rather, just let the excess water drip naturally. Again, hang your silk robe on a hanger that has a smooth surface and is not prone to staining and let it dry it on a shady spot to avoid its color from fading.

While not actually necessary, iron your silk robe on its inner side and over low-heat to avoid its color from easily fading. Again, to prevent damage on the visible areas of the robe, test the heat of the iron on a small area of the inside of the robe so that if any damage might occur, such will not be visible from the outside of the robe or when the robe is worn.

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When not intending to use your silk robe for a long time, store it in an acid-free environment by placing sheets of acid-free paper in-between the folds and outside the finish-folded silk robe to prevent its fabric from oxidizing, which can cause the yellowing of the fabric or the formation of brown stains. If an acid-free paper is not available, you can also surround your silk robe with silica, which helps to absorb the excess moisture from the environment.

An acid-free storage box makes the perfect container for silk robes that will not be used for a long time.
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To remove stains from silk robes, remember to avoid scattering the stain to the other areas of the fabric and to exercise proper precaution when attempting to remove the stain, considering that silk is a very delicate fabric, so any mistake can possibly result in a mess.

Dilute lemon or vinegar in water to clean minor stain from silk robe.

With fresh liquid stains, blot the stain with tissue paper and dilute lemon or vinegar on a basin of water. Dip the stained area immediately onto the same to remove the stain or use a gentle stain remover. If possible, bring your silk robe immediately to a professional cleaner to avoid incurring further damage to your special clothing. 

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Friday, June 28, 2013

How to Shop Kimono Robe for Kids?

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Types of Japanese Kimono for Kids

Japanese Kimono. Originally, the term kimono translates to "clothing", but now, it refers to the silk, straight-cut, ankle-length, wrap-around style garment that is tied at the waist with a thick sash, or obi belt. It is typically worn over at least one (1) inner garment, called the nagajuban, and features long and wide sleeves, which distinguishes it from other kimono-style clothing.

Friday, June 14, 2013

The Furisode Kimono

Furisode, which translates to swinging (furi) sleeves (sode), is the type of Japanese kimono robe with long, flowing sleeves that hang down from the arms up to the calves or ankles and which is sewn onto a small part of the kimono as compared to other types of kimono, thus its tendency to sway or flutter.

The Evolution of the Design of the Japanese Kimono

Let's step into the colorful world of the Japanese kimono robes with a brief history of the evolution of its design through the ages.

What started out as a Japanese kimono?

In the olden days, the Japanese term, kimono, literally translates to 'something to wear' and encompass the different types of clothing that were normally worn by the Japanese, but now, it has come to encompass the various types of clothing with a wrap-around design, including the traditional Japanese clothing, bathrobes, and modern-style dresses that is closed at the front in an overlapping style.

The Japanese Kimono and the Basics of This Japanese Traditional Clothing

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The Japanese kimono can be considered today as one of the world's most beautiful and expensive traditional clothing, and its beauty comes not merely from the breath-taking colors and features of its design, which emphasizes its wearer's taste for class and modesty, but also in the painstaking manner by which each of them is made, which reflect its artisan's eye for beauty and expertise in creating a one-of-a-kind Asian clothing that is able to transcend both time and culture.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

DIY Paper Lantern Crafts

Think your paper lantern need more touch of awesome? Check out these DIY paper lantern craft ideas and decorating styles for your paper lanterns, which are so easy to make - you can apply use them with new or old paper lanterns, especially those extras from your wedding, birthday, and other special occasions.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

7 Asian Gifts for Men - Perfect for Fun and Play!

Still having a hard time looking for gifts for men? Why not amuse him with these Asian gifts, like Chinese game sets and Japanese gifts, that are made for fun and play, he definitely can use them to entertain his family and friends, or let you steal a fun, couple-time together.

Mini Mahjong Set.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

How to Shop Silk Kimono Robes


The mix of art, luxurious comfort, and Asian style clearly makes for the silk kimono robes' East-meets-West aesthetic, and whether you love them as resort wear, bridal robe, or bridesmaids' robe due to their statement-making designs and fluid, silken fabrics; as lounge wear because they are so comfortable plus easy to wear and wash; as travel robe because they are so lightweight and suited for all seasons and climates; or, as Asian gifts because they suit all lifestyle, silk kimono robes are definitely at the core of every modern woman's wardrobe as an everyday essential or a style staple.

Wedding Parasols: A Tradition in Asian Weddings

Unknown to many, Japanese umbrellas – particularly the red and oiled paper umbrellas – have long been considered as a traditional element in Asian weddings, and they were used to cover the bride upon her arrival at the wedding ceremony venue, which practice is believed to shield her from the evil spirits, or as a dowry, particularly among the Hakka people of China, who would give them in pairs to wish the newlyweds good luck, happiness, and the blessing of male sons and many grandsons.