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 ... read more.
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 ... read more.
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. ... read more.
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 ... read more.
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 ... read more.
One of the worst laundry moments you can experience is putting a brand new garment into the wash for the first time, then taking it out and seeing to your horror that the fabric has bled dye onto other parts of the garment (or other items in the machine). Along with colour bleeding, there’s also ... read more.