5 Fabrics to Keep You Warm this Winter

It’s getting colder out there and we’re not close to spring yet, so you may still be on the hunt for warm apparel. Most winter gear is on special offer mid-winter so it’s worth investing in a few pieces for the remainder of this year and the years to come. Some fabrics work wonders when […]

The Various Types of Clothes Pegs

It’s said that the clothes peg or clothespin was invented in the 1800s – first by English gypsies who carved one piece wooden pegs and then 50 or so years later came the two piece with spring peg created by an American inventor. Over the centuries, the peg has evolved from the standard one or […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 Signs you need a new washing machin

10 Signs That You Need A New Washing Machine

You depend on the reliability of your washing machine on a regular basis, so you need to be confident that it’s working to peak performance every time you use it. There are however many common problems with washing machines and we’ll help you determine if you need a new one!   Noise – When items […]

Six Ways to Avoid Ironing

Six Ways to Avoid Ironing

On the list of dreaded household chores, ironing falls somewhere in between cleaning the toilet and mopping vinyl floors. The whole process is mentally draining – from setting up the board, waiting for the iron to heat up, trying not to melt your hands off and then having a hot flash at the thought of […]

Reuse Summer Clothes in Winter

How to Reuse Summer Clothes in Winter

Summer is long gone and Winter has hit us with it’s chilly mornings and nights by the fire. This change of season for most of us is the ideal time to revamp our wardrobe with some new winter essentials. However, for those of you who do not have time to go shopping or perhaps want […]

Organise Your Winter Wardrobe

How to Organise Your Winter Wardrobe

Getting up extra early on a cold Monday morning because you don’t remember where your work shirts are gets annoying, but is easily remedied. Organising your wardrobe and planning your outfit the night before will allow you to stay in bed for a while longer. To help you, we have prepared a list of easy […]

Washing Machine Debate: Top Loader vs. Front Loader

Almost anyone who has ever shopped around for a washing machine has asked Google (or a salesperson) what the difference is between a top loader and a front loader. It can boil down simply to preference, but there actually are reasons why you would choose one over the other. After doing our research, we realised […]

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