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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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So word has now spread round the office that you’ve been selected to organise, plan, and execute the Christmas party, but, alas, you’ve run out of festive ideas. Or maybe you’ve decided to treat a group of friends to some holiday merriment, but, oh dear, the Christmas spirit hasn’t really hit you quite yet, and you need some fast ideas! Well, this guide may just be a life-saver!

Christmas Party

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The little black dress – it is the go-to staple of a woman’s wardrobe. If you don’t know what to wear, on a night out, to the office, or on a first date, then it’s comforting to remember that you can’t go far wrong with the LBD. And if you choose to wear it to a party then there are so many different variations of it around that you’re unlikely to be caught out in the same outfit as someone else and have to spend the night avoiding each other. But who had the first little black dress?

Little Black Dress

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It’s all too easy when the weekend comes to let the kids settle down in front of the Xbox etc. You’ve had a tough week and the idea of taking your family out only to be moaned at and told that they’d rather be at home watching TV is not what you want to be doing with your precious time off. Having said that, they really ought to take a break from the screens and get some fresh air.

Playing Outdoors

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You’ve been blessed with the most perfect, most precious gift you’ve ever had – a child. This tiny person’s life is now in your hands and you’re terrified. What if you mess up? How do you know what to do for the best? The last thing you want is to end up doing something that might harm them, and the thought that you might is crippling you with nerves. Just remember these things:

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