Care/Washing



CARE/WASHING

LOVING YOUR BOLLYWOOD BOW

  • MATCHING A BOW WITH AN OUTFIT

Backward Logic - Don't Match, Compliment

The first rule in matching is you don’t have to match things exactly!  Specifically for your Bollywood Bow and the outfit.  The "complementary” route requires attention to the color wheel. The trick is to ensure the main colors of your wardrobe are as far apart on the color wheel as possible.

  

Traditional Logic - Don't Compliment, Match

Matching altogether is actually safer than “complementary” as there are cases when people get distracted by a combination of 2+ strong colors you’re wearing.

When you’re worried about crossing the line and showing a stark contrast, the fallback is to match your items based on a single color (like an eggplant bow with an eggplant outfit).  In the end, matching is a pretty decent appearance. But it’s not likely going to amaze everybody around you the way a successful “complementary” outfit could.

  

  • STORING YOUR BOLLYWOOD BOWS

Sock Drawer Style

The new Bow fandom begins with this style and it consists of storing the bows a sock drawer, dresser, armoire, or something of the like.  However, this style doesn't last long and can cause frustration from searching for that perfect Bow or filling drown in clutter.

 

Hanger Style

This style becomes a norm for the long-term fandom.  It consists of installing additional hangers, shower rods, or some form of support beam across a closet or open space.  Then the owners will utilize clips to hang the bows in whatever order they desire.  This style allows for the fandom to show off their collection while also being able to easily identify that perfect Bow with the perfect outfit.  While using this style, it is important to note that the Bows should be hung with a clip large enough to grab the Bowknot, Clip, or edges of the Top Knot.  Hanging a Bow by the band could cause gravity stretching.

 

 

CLEANING YOUR BOLLYWOOD BOW

Step 1: Clean the Sink/Bowl

This seems so obvious, but kitchen sinks/bowls can have traces of grease that will transfer to Bows. Bathroom sinks may have traces of skin care products that will bleach fabrics.

 

Step 2: Water Temperature and Detergent

When hand washing Bows, the water should always be cold or tepid, never over 85 degrees Fahrenheit or 29 degrees Celsius. Hot water can cause color bleeding or shrinkage.

You should always fill the sink/bow with water before adding the items to be washed. The force of running water can actually stretch some fibers. If you need to add more water, you must deflect the force of the water with your hand or a cup.

When hand washing, use one teaspoon of gentle liquid detergent. You do not need lots of bubbles to get a clean garment. Lots of bubbles just mean lots of rinsing or a garment with detergent residue left in the fibers. Always add the detergent to the water before adding Bows and give the water a quick stir to be sure the detergent is dissolved and distributed well.

 

Step 3: Soak and Swish

Leaving plenty of room in the sink (never overload), submerge the Bows in the water. Be sure that the Bows are completely saturated. Allow the garment to soak for at least five minutes and then gently swish it through the water. Never twist or scrub the products, or you may have stretching.

 

Step 4: Drain and Rinse

Lift the Bows from the sink and drain away the soapy water. Do not wring the Products.  Fill the sink with clean, tepid water and put the Bows back in the sink to rinse. Swish through the water. Repeat this step until no suds are seen.

 

Step 5: Towel Off and Dry

If the Bow is made of a light-weighted fabric, it can be hung to drip dry immediately after rinsing. Always use a padded hanger that will not rust to prevent stains on the Bows.

Finally, place the Bow on a flat surface to dry in a well-ventilated room. Do not toss in a hot clothes dryer or dry next to direct heat. If heavy items are hung, they will stretch or get marks on the shoulders from the hanger due to the weight.  When drying items on a flat surface, flip the garment a couple of times to speed drying time.

 

Step 6: Begin Loving Your Bollywood Bow Again!!!