Caring for Lamé

Caring for Lamé

En garde! It’s what’s shouted to fencers, informing them to take an opening position and prepare for action. Fencers as in those folks who wear the interesting costumes and fight – but not to hurt each other – with swords. While the sport is filled with French terms,...
Strange Diets: Why Do Moths Eat Clothes?

Strange Diets: Why Do Moths Eat Clothes?

Not a good sign. You open up your closet doors and a moth flutters out. Time to check your clothes for holes. Here’s the thing. The moth that just made an exit from your closet wasn’t munching away on your favorite wool sweater – or any other piece of clothing for...
What’s Up With Broken Buttons?

What’s Up With Broken Buttons?

“Why does dry cleaning seem to break shirt buttons?” It’s a common question. Many people with jobs that have professional dress codes usually take their wear-to-the-office garments to their neighborhood dry cleaner. So, it might seem as if it’s the dry cleaner’s...
Saying Goodbye To The Stains Of Summer

Saying Goodbye To The Stains Of Summer

We’ve made it through the hottest days, and the kids are back in school. Time to cross another summer off the list. Well, not so fast. Take a closer look at all those summer clothes before you store them away until next year. Are they ready for a long winter’s nap?...