Trying to remove stains on clothes, especially kids clothes, is the worst. Not only does a stain ruin your outfit but it’s also a blow to your pride when you don’t know how to remove it. Don’t panic, we have the solution for you (no pun intended). You’ve probably been removing stains the wrong way because you didn’t know that all stains fall into 3 categories with their own removal method. We’re going to share with you how to fight those pesky stains and remove them forever. To also find tips on washing baby clothes you can read more at How to Wash Baby Clothes
Remove Stains On Clothes: Earth Stains
These Stains are normally caused by things such as juices, wines, and any other beverage. Also, grass and dirt stains can be put into this category.
2 oz Detergent/Degreaser
2 oz White Vinegar
2 oz Water
First, try and rinse the stained spot with cold water to test if it comes out. If it doesn’t then remove with the listed remedy. Combine the mixture and stir thoroughly, and tap atop of stain.
Remove Stains On Clothes: Body Stains
This type of stain is anything that comes from a body. That includes blood, whether from an animal or person, milk, perspiration, and any other bodily fluid
1 Tspn Hydrogen Peroxide
1 Tspn Detergent
Combine the ingredients together and pour into the stain. Scrub the stain off and tap gently to ensure the mixture is properly distributed.
Remove Stains On Clothes: Oil Stains
Perhaps the most annoying and the toughest stain to remove includes makeup and all types of oil.
1 Oz Degreaser
1 Oz Water
(optional) Nail Polish Remover
If Using the mix of the degreaser and water isn’t strong enough for the stain use the nail polish remover. Mix everything together and let the mix sit on the stain for a few seconds. Next, rub the stain off with the mixture.
The secret is out you’ve learned how to remove stains! No more panicking you can get even the toughest stains out with these tips. Congratulations you are now a pro on how to remove stains on clothes.
How Treasure Box Kids Sources Sustainable, Quality Fabric
Every season, Treasure Box Kids sources materials from fabric shows across the U.S. Our visits are a crucial part of our outfit creation process, as 100 percent of the fabric used in our clothing is bought domestically. This tradition began when we started to manufacture our own clothing. Going to fabric shows not only gives us an up close and personal view of the materials for our lines, but more importantly allows us to scout out local vendors whose production standards line up with the ethics of our manufacturing process.
What Treasure Box Kids Keeps in Mind at Fabric Shows
Fabric comes first.
We craft an outfit around a pattern or texture, so the foundation of our designs is the material we use. An overall quality textile is what we look for, and if they are certified organic it adds big points.
The feel of a fabric is pivotal. We spend a lot of time making sure that the samples we consider would feel soft, comfortable and wearable
Additional qualities we keep in mind are the fabric’s care instructions, how much shrinkage to expect and its weight. Hard to find, unique trims that meet our standards are our goal, and we are often surprised with what we find on our journey.
At our last fashion show, we came across an Eco Twill fabric. This material combines organic cotton and recycled plastic, thus reducing landfill waste with its production. We were impressed with the supplier’s commitment to sustainability, and we are now actively stocking up.
Using renewable fabric is new to us, but is becoming a trend we hope to soon make timeless.
how the fabric feels and is constructed, made, dyed, how durable it is and how it feels
How Fabric Shows Fuel a Treasure Box Kids Passion
At a number of these shows, seminars on textile production are offered. We seize these opportunities to further educate ourselves and are often pleasantly surprised by the new information we find. Through these classes, we’ve learned new dying techniques, why certain types of threads are used for fabrics and many more bits of knowledge that we can then apply into our sourcing tactics.
Learning about these things only compliments our love for design. How fabric can shape an outfit by color, trim, and style is our driving inspiration in clothing creation. In our outfits, you’ll find a variety of color and textures because playing with the feel of clothes to help them reach their full potential is a Treasure Box Kids passion.
Previously we wrote about Velvet the Fabric of Nobility, now let us introduce you to the different types of velvet. To start, this fabric is woven on a special loom that weaves with the thickness of two materials at the same time. The two pieces are then cut apart to create the pile effect, and the two lengths of fabric are wound on separate rolls. This complicated process meant that it was expensive to make before industrial power looms became available.
Different Types of Velvet:Crushed
This type is extremely lustrous and somewhat crushed. This type of velvet can be produced by pressing the fabric down in different directions. It can also be produced by mechanically twisting the fabric while wet. The result is patterned appearance that is very lustrous.
Types of Velvet:Lyons
A densely woven, stiff, heavier weight pile velvet used for hats, coat collars and garments. A densely woven, stiff, heavier weight pile velvet used for hats, coat collars, decorative pillows and garments.
Types of Velvet:Plain
Commonly made of cotton and has a plain weave on the backside of the fabric. This type of velvet has a firm hand and can be used for many purposes. It can be used for curtains, upholstery and carpeting. It can be printed on small motifs.
Striking and beautiful. Images are sunk into the pile of the velvet so that you get a textural as well as visual effect. A metal roller is used to heat stamp the fabric, producing a pattern. This different type of velvet is very cute and works well for girls dresses.
The Season For Different Types of Velvet
It’s that time of year when velvet starts making its triumphant comeback with holiday dresses for girls and ladies of all ages. The perfect way to make a grand entrance. Considered the fabric of the holidays anything from coats to stockings are made from velvet which gives that warm cozy feel to holiday festivities. Although it is heavily used during the holiday season, it is also great for year round events such as weddings, formal parties, birthday parties and for manufacturing apparel.
Historical background on Velvet
Traditionally, associated with nobility, dating back to the medieval era velvet was introduced to European nobility by Crusaders returning from the Middle East. This extravagant material became a symbol of wealth and power in Europe and was so favored by kings and queens. Although they are used in everyday clothing today different types of velvet are still celebrated for their beauty and elegance.
Previously we told you about Organza its care and uses now let us introduce you to the different types of Organza. Organza is perfect for luxurious party dresses. Often it is used to make tablecloths, light curtains, and formal dresses. Traditionally this fabric was made of silk and was very expensive. Today, many modern organza’s are woven with synthetic filament fibers such as polyester or nylon. This new synthetic fabric is more common and much less expensive. This fabric is incredibly soft and flowing, unlike other sheer fabrics like tulle, it has less stiffness. Multiple organza layers in a garment will permit a gentle sway.
Different Types of Organza: Crystal
Sheer and lightweight, this type of organza is the most common. It is made from either silk, polyester or nylon. Used for all types of specialty apparel including bridal.
Types of Organza: Mirror
Suitable for a variety of uses including garments and decorative purposes. Most colors are matchable with polyester poplin, taffeta, and satin fabrics. A very lightweight fabric that is durable, comfortable and has a unique texture that adds a hint of shine.
Types of Organza: Sparkled
Brings shimmer to any garment. Also consider this for decorative purposes, such as table toppers, centerpieces, pew swags, and window scarves for parties. Sparkled Organza is wonderful to use for little girl’s dresses.
Types of Organza: Silk
Silk organza is woven by a number of mills along the Yangtze River and in the province of Zhejiang in China. It is the most expensive Organza and the most prized. This type of Organza must be dry cleaned. Organza is now being made from polyester and nylon to help ease the cost.
Types of Organza: Embroidered
Embroidered Organza is Mirror or Crystal Organza that features embroidery on the material. The embroidery may include many different types of patterns and sequins and rhinestones may also be added when Organza is embroidered.
Different Types of Organza-Uses
Organza is incredibly soft and flowing. Unlike other sheer fabrics like tulle, it has little stiffness. While it will not add a lot of volume to a girl’s dress, multiple organza layers will gently sway with the dress. It is also used as an underlying to protect the delicate fabrics that are used in bridal dresses as well as commonly used for constructing in little girl’s dresses. The fabric can also be used for party decor, curtains, tablecloths, bags as well as many other applications. There are many different types of organza and many uses for this fabric.
Caring for Organza
Easy to care for fabric that most often can simply be thrown in the washing machine and hung to dry. Use the washing machine’s cool or warm setting and take care not to include anything else that could catch onto the fabric. When ironing make sure to keep the iron at a low heat to avoid burning. Some Organza fabric will however need dry cleaning. We hope that you have enjoyed learning about the Different Types of Organza.
Different Types of Satin
Recently we told you all about Satin its care and uses and how it is the fabric of royalty, well now let us introduce you to all the different types of satin. Prized for centuries this fabric has been thought of as the most luscious fabric in existence. Smooth and silky, in many places this fabric represents royalty. Below we explain some of the many variations of satin.
Different Types of Satin: Antique
Commonly woven from rayon and acetate using various colors and yarn thicknesses. This gives antique satin fabric a textured feel and iridescent appearance. This type of satin is mainly used as a decorative fabric primarily for draperies. Unlike wedding satin with the shiny weave visible, antique satin is made of small textures on the surface.
Types of Satin: Charmuse
Charmuse can often withstand machine washing, but it does not breath as well as silk satin. Charmeuse has traditionally been a popular fabric for women’s clothing. Today, it is commonly found in wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and flower girl dresses. Generally made of silk, rayon or polyester, this fabric has a shiny face and dull back.
Types of Satin: Crepe Back
One side of the fabric is silk while the other is crepe making the appearance of the fabric either shiny or dull. Can be used in specialty outfits such as wedding dresses, party dresses and sometimes even in lingerie. A reversible fabric which can either be used on the satin or crepe side.
Types of Satin: Silk
The most luxurious of all satin’s are silk. This fabric is light weight, very shimmery and is breathable making it ideal for sleep wear. Silk satin is the most traditional and most coveted satin today.
Types of Satin: Stretched Satin
Stretched Satin is the same as ordinary satin fabric expect with an additional 5% spandex added. This type of satin carries the same uses as regular satin although it incorporates a form fitting look to the garment. Can be used in the making of pants, sports apparel and dresses.
Different Types of Satin-Uses for Satin
Satin fabric is commonly used in many different aspects of every day life such as baseball jackets, athletic shorts, women’s lingerie, nightgowns, blouses and evening gowns. The fabric is also used in Men’s boxer shorts, briefs, shirts and neckties. A interesting use is in the production of pointy shoes for ballet. Other uses include interior furnishing, fabrics, upholstery and bed sheets.
Dating back to the Middle Ages where it originated in China, satin was made of silk; consequently it was very expensive, used only by the upper classes. Satin became famous in Europe during the twelfth century and has prospered since. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the different types of satin.