Garment treatment from satin to suits
Can silk be washed together with linen? Can lingerie go in the hot water wash? Can matted wool be saved? Help, who can save you? The following helpful text can.
How to avoid pilling on your angora sweater: Rock them clean
Wool and babies have a lot in common. Forget about shaking, pulling or tugging. If you don’t, the baby will cry and the wool will pill. Try this the next time you wash. Use the washing machine’s wool program, which has taken into account the characteristics of wool. The wool is gently rocked back and forth, back and forth, back and forth.
How to make sure you are not dressed in toxic fake brands: Drop viscose
Viscose is a toxic look alike. Don’t be fooled by the soft exterior. Even though viscose has many advantages – pleasantly soft to wear, moisture absorbing like cotton, inexpensive, doesn’t pill, perfect draping – viscose’s time has passed. The long process from cellulose, a natural material, to synthetic material involves the use of many toxic chemical agents that don’t suit the environment.
How to avoid runs in both your pantyhose and your clothing budget: Rinse in fabric softener
You can anticipate the out come in two ways: Always take an extra pair of nylons with you to parties just in case you come in contact with a chair leg, the edge of a table, toilet seat, fingernail or other pointed objects. Or, the cheaper alternative: Give the nylons a bath with fabric softener added to the water before you wear them the first time. They will last longer – and so will your clothing budget.
How to take care of your new lingerie: Think six
1. Always use a washing bag when machine washing.
2. Fasten hooks before washing so it does not attach itself to lace.
3. Remember, lace cannot tolerate high temperatures if you soak your bras.
4. Use washing detergent without optical brightener – or else your white bras will yellow.
5. Shape bras while they are still damp, especially if they are padded.
6. Hang bras between the cups – otherwise the straps expand.
How to avoid studying the care label and reading the fine print: Buy organic cotton
Are you the type that can’t be bothered analysing care labels during the hunt for durable fabrics that protect the environment? So head straight for organic cotton.
How to make sure your home never smells of old socks: Jump in silver nano particles
Shoes mean sweat, sweat means odour and odour makes your nose wrinkle. More companies have produced the next generation of socks – the odour-free nano socks – that are an example of intelligent design. The socks are impregnated with large silver nano particles that prevents the growth of bacteria and fungus. Clever, right?
A washer with a gentle heart: Gorenje SensoCare generation of washing machines
SensoCare technology makes sure every type of fabric is washed in the best possible way. It always delivers the optimum combination of temperature and amount of water, time, and spinning speed. If, however, your clothes need a very special care, the cotton and synthetic fibre programmes can be tweaked with extra modes and functions.
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