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What You Need To Know About Smart Fabrics

What You Need To Know About Smart Fabrics

Gone are the days when your shirt could only communicate to you by popping a button if you’ve been eating too many late-night snacks while you do Netflix binges. Science today is helping to innovate fashion by making our clothes as smart as they are comfortable and...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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?...

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When It Comes to Certain Stains – Timing is Everything

When It Comes to Certain Stains – Timing is Everything

“Just leave the stain where it is,” said no one, ever. When stains happen, we want them removed. The problem with most stains, though, is that they happen at inconvenient times. Often, a stain on a garment destined for the dry cleaner is going to have to sit there and...

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Coming Clean On What To Do About Your Jeans

Coming Clean On What To Do About Your Jeans

Many of us live in our jeans when we’re not at the office. Some of us are lucky enough to work where jeans are a part of the dress code. We love our jeans, but they can cause us distress. Nobody seems to agree on the best way to clean them. Sure, the rugged denim...

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Dry Clean Only: Which Fabrics Really Need This Care And Why

Dry Clean Only: Which Fabrics Really Need This Care And Why

It’s not collusion. It just seems that way. You purchase an expensive garment, and you’ll keep investing in it because the cleaning instructions say, “Dry Clean Only.” Often, this is because of the fabric from which the garment is made, or because of details – like...

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