Many people will refer to the gathering of the sweater fabric as “Fuzz balls” but this phenomenon is called “pilling”. It results from short or broken fibers on the surface of the fabric getting tangled together and forming a ball called a pill.
This happens simply from the natural abrasion of the fabric against objects and itself during normal use and wear. Pilling frequently shows up around the arm pits, the sleeves, and the front of the sweater where abrasion is most common.
It can be minimized…and here’s how
Turn the garment inside out before […]
Sweaters are a winter time wardrobe staple but they need special care. They get a lot of use this time of year and may have cost you a bit so it’s worth the effort to take special care of them. To maintain your sweaters so they last year after year, follow these 5 essential steps:
1. Store your sweaters correctly: Store your sweaters dry & folded and do not store with moth balls. Use cedar balls or mixed herbal sachets as a safe alternative. Hanging a sweater will result in a larger sweater than the last time […]
We love our sweaters and more times than not, we’ve paid a little more for them than other items in our wardrobe. For your sweaters to maintain that just like new appearance, they must be stored properly on a daily basis. If you want your sweaters to last until next winter, follow our very important tips on how to store them THIS season.
Sweaters should be folded when storing. Hanging the sweater will result in a larger sweater than the last time you put it on as it will stretch. Once the fibers are stretched out, it […]
*Edited Re-post from 2/21/2012
Although we wouldn’t have a viable business if not for the thousands of items you allow us to clean each day, we want to help you maintain the quality and integrity of your clothing when you choose to wash at home too! We also want to encourage you to help our environment by reducing your water and energy consumption.
A good rule of thumb when determining how “dirty” the clothing is after wearing is divide clothes into two categories: Items that have direct contact with skin and items that don […]