It’s cold today and it has me reaching for wool! Wool items are great this time of year and we clean a lot of it during the winter months.
Why is wool so great?
In addition to wool being warm, it’s extremely durable. The fibers stretch rather then break and they spring back when the pressure is released so it wears well and maintains it’s shape. Wool is also absorbent and wicks moisture away from the body so it’s perfect to keep you comfortable outside in the chilly […]
A lot has changed in a week with this weather! Typical of an Indiana winter it was 50 degrees one day, and snow the next. It’s safe to say that the warm weather fabrics such as cashmere, down, wool and velvet have moved to the front of the closet.
Quality, timeless items made from the above mentioned fabrics often require a monetary investment when purchased and then, to prolong the life of these items, an investment in properly caring for them.
Here’s our tips to maintaining your cashmere, down, wool and other winter fabrics so they remain […]
I was cleaning out some files of my home office and came across an article on uses for lemons I had pulled out of a magazine years ago. WOW! Lemons are a “super fruit” in so many ways. As an acid and a natural disinfectant, it’s completely safe to use on your person, around your house and pets. And, it can replace harsh chemical based ingredients.
Here’s a list of just some of the wonderful uses for lemons. The first one I am trying when I get home is cleaning a carpet stain I couldn’t get out […]
If you shopped for sweaters or other knit garments lately, you have probably noticed that many of them contain a fiber called acrylic. Before purchasing garments containing this fiber, it is important that you are aware of the problems you may run into and how to care for them properly.
What is acrylic?
Acrylic is a fiber often found in women’s sweaters, knit suits, pants, skirts, and dresses. It is characterized by its ability to stretch and conform to the shape of the body and recover to its original dimensions once the tension is released. Garments containing […]