Friday, November 26, 2021

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Keeping it crisp: how to care for white shirts

Keeping it crisp: how to care for white shirtsFrom cuff-scrubbing to the power of sunlight, how to have white shirts that are bright, stain-free and neatly pressed An old friend once described her style to me as, “like an...

‘We are five to 10 years behind’: long road ahead for solving Australia’s textile waste crisis

‘We are five to 10 years behind’: long road ahead for solving Australia’s textile waste crisisAustralia has the second highest rate of textile consumption per capita globally, but measures to address the issue are still in their infancy Last...

Setting store: how to keep woollen coats and puffer jackets packed away safely

Setting store: how to keep woollen coats and puffer jackets packed away safelyFrom fighting off moths to keeping mildew at bay, packing winter coats away the right way will ensure they come out good as new next season It’s...

Delicate matters: how to care for bras and lingerie

Closet clinicLingerieDelicate matters: how to care for bras and lingerie From washing in the shower to frequent rotation, experts share tips for making underwear last Lucianne TontiMon 8 Nov 2021 11.30 ESTLast modified on Mon 8 Nov 2021 11.32...

A stitch in time: simple, low-skill clothes mending and alteration techniques

Closet clinicFashionA stitch in time: simple, low-skill clothes mending and alteration techniquesWhether it’s fixing a button, darning a sock, or repairing a fallen hem – you can achieve plenty with a needle, some thread and a little patience ...

Deep in the dark: how to keep black clothes looking their best for longer

Closet clinicFashionDeep in the dark: how to keep black clothes looking their best for longerFrom avoiding UV to re-dying faded fabric ‘in a big soup pot’, with a bit of care black clothes can last a lifetime Lucianne TontiMon...

Jean therapy: putting them in the freezer doesn’t work – so how do you make jeans last?

Closet clinicAustralian fashionJean therapy: putting them in the freezer doesn’t work – so how do you make jeans last?The lifespan of your jeans is in part determined by their fabric composition and fit, but the right kind of care...

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