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March 20, 2019

Innovative Trends in Outdoor Apparel
The Best Spring Color Trends to Try If You're a Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead We often pick our clothes based on the weather, work, trends, and flattering silhouettes for our body type. But have you ever chosen to wear a piece of clothing based on your hair color? Read more… Background Fabric Guide for Quilters Remember that background fabric is like choosing paint for the walls of your house. When in doubt, choose the lighter shade. Read more…
How to Make a Weighted Blanket If you enjoy sewing, this DIY weighted blanket is the perfect sleep solution at an affordable price point. 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… How to Use Pantone’s Color of the Year, Living Coral, In Your 2019 Products The easiest way to use a strong color effectively is to surround it with supporting warm neutrals. Living Coral is an excellent accent color that looks great with khaki, gold metallic, navy, white and cream. 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…
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… It’s not just your shirt that’s smart The question may not be if smart fabrics will darn near change the way we interact with our world in hundreds of ways, but rather, “How long will it take?” Read more…
Marie Kondo's Sheet Folding Technique Is Honestly Shocking Given her penchant for folding clothes into magical little packages, we assumed Marie Kondo would have some kind of gorgeous, Origami-esque trick when it comes to taming a fitted sheet. 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…
Need knitters to weave Warm Memories Scarves for Grieving Children A call is out for knitters to help children with the grieving process. The scarves will be created for Palliative Manitoba in partnership with Canadian Virtual Hospice. The goal is to have 200 knitted by May. Read more… 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…
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… Art to Dye For: How the Knitting Community Is Weaving Art into Their Craft These yarn companies are bringing the palettes of art-historical heavyweights to knitting enthusiasts around the world. Read more…

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