How to care for your kantha

Strengthened by the reinforcement of the running ‘kantha’ stitch, kantha quilts are generally easy to care for. They are made from layers of mostly cotton sarees and are machine-washable.

Follow these guidelines for machine washing:

  • Use a mild detergent (eco-friendly, cruelty-free work best)
  • Cycle: delicate/hand wash, normal or blanket setting
  • Temperature: cold to 30°C (max.)
  • Wash indigo dye quilts separately

If you happen upon a kantha with particularly delicate stitching or very old frail fabric, it’s recommended to hand wash, to avoid the delicate fabric tearing or threads being pulled. If unsure, always hand wash.

We strongly recommend using an eco-friendly washing powder or liquid, that is also cruelty-free ~ that way you will be supporting natural products that don’t harm you & your family, animals or the environment.

Our specially selected range of vintage kantha quilts and blankets will have you sustaining small artisans in India; contributing to helping people, animals and the environment through re-using vintage instead of purchasing new animal-derived products that put a strain on the earth.

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