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Care Tips

Barong Tagalog Washing

Washing Barong Tagalog should be done with extra care due to its fine embroidery and fabric.

Please follow the following steps in washing pina and jusi fabrics. Dry cleaning and machine washing will damaged jusi and piña fabric.

1. Hand washing:

a. Dissolve a small amount of mild detergent with cold water in a basin then soak garment to free of dirt. You can add a small amount of white vinegar to the mixture if the fabric is already yellowish. The acid in the vinegar can help remove the yellowing in the fabric.

b. Hand wash gently.

c. Rinse until detergent is removed. Do not squeeze or twist the fabric.

d. Drip dry. Use a plastic hanger.

Barong Tagalog Ironing

To iron the barong, pass a damp, clean, white towel over the fabric. Then sprinkle the  area to be pressed with water. The garment should be laid on the ironing board and pressed with moderate heat. Never pull the fabric to straighten it. For pina fabric you may apply spray starch all over. For hand embroidered barong it is advised  to lay thick towels on the ironing board then invert the barong on the towels  and iron the embroidered part on the backside to retain its embossed effect. After  ironing the embroidered area,  revert the Barong to its outer side to iron the bodice and sleeves.

After  ironing the Barong, carefully hang to retain its normal shape.

Barong Tagalog Storing

Clean  the garment as described above before storing. Then store it in your closet and  cover it with dark breathable cloth to prevent discoloration over long periods of time.

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