Barong/Filipiniana Wash & Care Instructions

How do I wash my Barong or Filipiniana?

  • Due to the delicacy of the materials used to make your Barong or Filipiniana, it is highly recommended to HAND WASH your garments. Please AVOID bringing your garments to the dry cleaners in the instance that your items can possibly be damaged.
  • Usually you may be able to wear your items 1-2 times before needing to wash or clean. 

Hand wash instructions

  1. Fill a basin or bucket with cold/room temperature water.
  2. Dilute the water with a small amount of mild detergent.
  3. Soak your garment in the water and lift the garment up and down, out of the water to wash. 
  4. DO NOT wring or twist the garment.
  5. If you have a stain on the collar, cuff or arm holes, use a SOFT toothbrush soaked in the soap and water mixture. Gently scrub the stain or dirt to remove and continue the process until it is gone.
  6. Rinse the garment completely and remove all soap before drying.
  7. Lay the garment on a flat surface to retain as much of the original shape as possible.
  8. Once dry, you may use a steamer or iron to remove any wrinkles. Please make sure the setting on your steamer/iron is on the lowest setting possible.


CMC Boutique is not responsible for any damage that may occur to your Barong or Filipiniana once the tag is removed and under your care. Please make sure to follow our care instructions above or call us at 702-768-7995 if you feel more comfortable speaking to someone about washing guidelines.

How do I store my Barong or Filipiniana?

  • After cleaning, hang your garment and store in a cool, dry place to retain the quality. 
  • You may store your item in a garment bag to help keep the item safe and away from dust, stains, etc.