How to Care for Your Fabrics

How to Care for Your Fabrics

Not all of your clothing can be washed the same way – each fabric is unique and should be handled with care to prevent any damage. This also includes drying and as a general rule of thumb, you’re best to stick with air drying on a clothesline for all fabrics (you know how we feel […]

Eco Friendly Ways to do Laundry

We’re sure you are aware that doing laundry has a negative effect on the planet as it consumes heaps of energy and uses heaps of water. Washing machines can use tens of thousands of litres of water per household annually while a dryer sucks up the most amount of energy in a home after the […]

TOP 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CLOTHESLINE COVERS

Top 5 Things You Need to Know about Clothesline Covers

The main reason why you purchased a clothesline in the first place is so that you can take advantage of all the free sunlight and fresh breeze to dry your laundry naturally and without electric consumption. So why would anyone want to cover it up? Is a clothesline cover – especially one that comes from […]

History of Clotheslines

Is There More to Clotheslines than Meets the Eye?

It is claimed that in the early 1900’s the first clothesline was invented. Gilbert Toyne of Melbourne Australia who was a farrier, blacksmith and wheelwright, patented his first Aeroplane Rotatory clothes hoist. Launched in 1911, the design proved to be popular, but somewhat clumsy and incredibly basic. All it was, was a galvanised metal frame […]

Clothes line wire types – Whats the preference and why?

I’m sure you’d agree the wire you hang your washing on is the most important part of your clothesline, right? We ran a poll to understand what people like best, and why. Read the comments and replies on the Neighborly site here; www.nbly.nz/m/64741229 We’ve decided to use coated wire on our clotheslines because it is […]

Best and Warmest Winter Jackets

Best and Warmest Winter Jackets

Winter is nearly over, but for some of us winter shopping has just begun with all of the great sales on. At the moment, you can score a winter jacket for up to 60% off! For these prices you may as well go for the best and warmest on the market. The best winter jackets […]

Best Ways to Hang Clothes to Dry

Best Ways to Hang Clothes to Dry

Hanging your clothes to dry isn’t as simple as it seems. To dry your clothes effectively, there are some methods that will save you time and effort – you can actually avoid wrinkles, fading, and dampness.    Prevent Wrinkles Ironing is just another chore that we can do without. Before line drying, give your clothing […]

Tips for Folding Your Clothes

Following our last blog post, tidying up isn’t just about putting your clothes away – it’s also about putting them away properly. Washing clothes is simple since our machine does all the work, but we tend to dread what comes after..hanging to dry and then our favourite job of folding. Marie Kondo has shown us […]

5 Reasons Why Clutter Causes Stress

5 Reasons Why Clutter Causes Stress

Many people are raving about Marie Kondo’s Netflix series The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and with good reason. Tidying up is about creating space for more than just cleanliness, it’s also for joy. Clutter, whether it be on the desk, in the closet or drawer, or on the kitchen countertop is unsettling and may […]

Pros & Cons of Wearing Silk

Advantages & Disadvantages of Wearing Silk

Silk is one of the most elegant fabrics in regards to its look and feel, but not so much in its unvegan production. Interestingly, silk is produced from the cocoon of a silkworm caterpillar, which is boiled and then unraveled into silk thread. This fibre normally comes with a hefty price tag so it’s best […]

New Year, New Household Habits

New Year, New Household Habits

With the new year comes a fresh start, whether it be eating healthier or just simplifying your life, the change you make is always a positive one. The littlest change make a big difference especially with housekeeping chores in your own home because you want to feel good when you wake up in the morning […]

Six Ways to Reduce Your Laundry

Six Ways to Reduce Your Laundry

The never ending laundry pile can be so overwhelming…and monotonous.  Even though you can finish your piles of laundry in a day, the job is never really completed since your family constantly dirties clothes. If your laundry piles are stressing you out, here are 6 ways to reduce the amount of clothing that you wash […]

Pros & Cons of Wearing Linen

Advantages & Disadvantages of Wearing Linen

Linen is one of the most ancient textiles made from the stems of the flax plant. There have been discoveries of flax fibres in Georgia proving that the plant was already used by humans from as early as 30,000 B.C. Flax originally flourished in the Middle East, and is now widely cultivated.   Known as […]

Guide to Doing Laundry While Traveling

Guide to Doing Laundry While Traveling

Doing laundry when on holiday is definitely not the highlight of your trip, but sometimes it’s got be done – especially when spending lots of time in the outdoors. Whether you are staying at a luxurious resort or camping in the bush, dealing with dirty laundry is something you’ll be faced with. Here’s our guide […]

What is Thread Count?

What is Thread Count?

Thread count is a term used to measure how fine a fabric is, and is usually used when talking about cotton bed sheets. It is defined by the number of threads woven together in a square inch counting both lengthwise (warp) and widthwise (weft) threads. So 100 lengthwise threads woven with 100 widthwise threads produce […]

Pros and Cons of Wearing Polyester

Advantages & Disadvantages of Wearing Polyester

Polyester also known as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is a common synthetic fabric made up of ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid that was invented in 1941. Basically plastic, polyester grew popular in the 70’s disco era due to its shininess. As you can imagine, being popular it has its advantages and being synthetic has its disadvantages. […]

DIY Natural Fabric Softeners

DIY Natural Fabric Softeners

Commercial fabric softeners are filled with chemicals and have strong artificial scents. Now you can skip the in store alternatives with DIY natural fabric softeners that are non-toxic and inexpensive. If you are using the chemical softeners and have some clothing that has worn easily, there might be something contributing to that. There are heaps […]

pros & cons of wearing cotton

Advantages and Disadvantages of Wearing Cotton

Cotton is the most widely used natural fabric for apparel manufacturing across the world. It is estimated that more than 25 million tons of cotton bales are produced each year.  Being a natural fibre, cotton is a renewable resource and is biodegradable. It is a shrub fibre with a protective case that surrounds the seeds […]

Items to Avoid Putting in The Dryer

13 Items to Avoid Putting in the Dryer

You already know a dryer uses up lots of energy and racks up your electricity bill, but it can also damage your clothing. Between the high heat and the rapid motion, some garments shrink, warp, and can simply be destroyed. It’s all just another reason to have a clothesline handy! Not all fabrics are alike […]

Stain Removal Guide

STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE

With spring and summer coming soon, us Kiwis will be out in the good old outdoors more from camping to tramping to BBQing at home. So we put this brief stain removal guide together so you don’t end up with frustrated with ruined clothing! GREASE STAINS: It seems self-explanatory, but these stains are from oils […]

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