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We love denim. It can be practically anything; smart or casual, faded or indigo, skinny jeans or high-waisted bootcuts, handbags or biker jackets. Denim is the fabric that does it all. But we haven’t always had denim to rely on.

hunky cowboy

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Silk has quite a few downsides. To name only two it’s expensive and hard to wash. But we forgive it because it’s just so beautiful and soft. Silk is an interesting fabric in quite a few ways, and it’s also one of the oldest fabrics that we have.

Silk

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We know that some people think that once you’re past the age of twelve you shouldn’t really be making blanket forts anymore. Well those people are wrong. You are never too old to make a blanket fort. It is one of the simple joys in life that can make a day that go from horribly bad to totally epic – once you crawl inside the whole world seems that little bit better. And you don’t need lots of materials to make one. Go simple or go for full-on luxury; there are blanket fort recipes to suit the building stocks of everyone.

Blanket Fort

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Sometimes it can feel as if when you get pregnant the fashion industry decides that all you’ll want to wear are leggings and ponchos – Some days, yes… But not EVERY DAY! Expecting a baby doesn’t mean that we suddenly stop caring about looking good. And deep down it’s not even about looking good, it’s about feeling confident and comfortable and looking great is often part of getting that feeling.

Trendy Maternity Wear

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Imagine a world without any colour, or more specifically, any coloured clothing. No black dresses. No green hats or red shirts. No colour at all. It’s hard to imagine a wardrobe without a multitude of hues and shades. Luckily, this was a reality even our great great great ancestors didn’t have to face. The first recorded mention of fabric dyeing dates all the way back to 2600 BC. Originally, dyes were made with natural pigments mixed with water and oil used to decorate skin, jewelry and clothing. Back then, natural dyes were used on caves in places such as Spain.

The History of Fabric Dye

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Most clothes come with simple washing instructions. Raw denim on the other hand is a little more complicated. For anyone who’s invested in a pair of raw denim jeans, you’re confronted with a stark reality: don’t wash.

Should you wash jeans?

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So the drinks party you organised is going great when disaster strikes! Someone from HR has spilt red wine all over your new table cloth. The party is ruined, and now you will surely be excluded from the company work retreat. But fear not! ACE is here! Another problem though, you’ve cleaned so much with ACE, that you’ve run out. Not to worry, here is a handy guide to get rid of some pesky stains when you don’t have an ACE bottle to hand.

You won’t believe this amazing way to get rid of red wine stains!

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We accept that the colour of clothing can change over time. What started out as a black top, no matter how careful we may be, will be a little less black and a bit more like dark grey after a few years of wear. But even so, it’s quite extreme to go from green to red, which is what Father Christmas did. He may be a jolly man in a red suit with white fur now, but when he first appeared on the scene he was actually a vision in green.

Santa Clause

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