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March 24, 2019


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The one thing you should never do to your towels Have you ever had towels that feel waxy, greasy, and just spreads the water around instead of being plush and absorbent? If so, don't toss the towel: your laundry routine might have to change. Read more… How to Pick Furniture That Cats Won’t Scratch Furniture professionals were asked to pick fabrics and furniture that cats won't scratch. Here's what they said! Read more…
Devan fabric promotes deep sleep Devan Chemicals, based in Belgium, has added cannabidiol (CBD) to its R-Vital sleep-promoting range of microencapsulated active ingredients that enhance textiles with anti-oxidative effects. Read more… KATHLEEN BAKER SHARES HER THOUGHTS ON THE NEW SPEEDO FASTSKIN (VIDEO) Developed from a deeper understanding of hydrodynamics and the biomechanics of swimming the LZR Pure Intent is Speedo’s smartest suit to date. Read more…
The Top 3 Spring 2019 Trends to Invest in, According to a Stylist Whether looking for fresh items to update your officewear or interesting pieces to wear on the weekend, find an assortment of examples that fit into each trend category. Read more… This Army Packing Technique Could Save You Money on Baggage Fees Learn the Ranger Roll. It’s possibly the most efficient packing method. And with less space taken up by clothing, you may need fewer bags, which could definitely help avoid checked baggage fees. Learn the Ranger Roll. Read more…
How to Pick Furniture That Cats Won’t Scratch Furniture professionals were asked to pick fabrics and furniture that cats won't scratch. Here's what they said! Read more… Fabric both insulates and ventilates Univ. of Maryland - The new fabric alternates between insulating and providing ventilation by responding to the wearer’s perspiration. Read more…
Spider Silk Could Be Used to Make Artificial Muscles Spider Silk may be turned into artificial muscles or robotic actuators, thanks to a team of MIT engineers. Read more… These are the best global destinations for interior design inspiration in 2019 Vivid Travel provides its recommendations for 2019’s top destinations and markets offering all budding authentic interior designers with inspiration. Read more…
New clothing care label wants you to stop overwashing Did you know that 25 % of clothing’s carbon footprint comes from the way it’s cared for? Decisions about washing, removing stains, ironing, and drying have a profound impact. Read more… Advances in smart medical textiles A series of novel developments in medical textiles see smart textiles coupled with smart design to deliver benefits to both patients and medical professionals. Read more…
This new fabric will automatically cool you down when you get hot and sweaty A new fabric, developed by a team at the University of Maryland, is the first to automatically warm wearers up or cool them down as needed. Read more… Sewing with Selvages Tutorial Learn the basics of stitching with those treasured little selvages that we trim from the edges of the fabric and then save and save. Read more…
The National Needlecraft Awards 2019 Winners Almost 1,000 people took part in the 2019 competition. See the winners in each category. Read more… Watch The Bulletproof Suit Watch a test of a lightweight garment that not only looks professional, but can also act as reliable body armor. Read more…

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