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.
Why Buy Ethical Clothing?
Finding ethical clothing isn’t always easy. Let’s be honest, we all want to support ethical clothing, but sometimes it feels hard to follow through. I promise it really isn’t, with so many more local companies making the switch, it’s easier than ever to shop ethically. Switching to ethical fashion has so many benefits like better quality clothing and even safer labor practices around the world. To find out more about how Treasure Box Kids creates their own clothes, you can read more at, Ethically Manufactured Kids Clothes- The TBK Way
What is Ethical Clothing?
There are so many new phrases when you jump into buying ethical fashion. Slow and fast fashion are thrown around a lot, but what are they exactly? Fast fashion is the push to crank out mass produced items quickly and cheaply. They cut corners, not just in the quality of the clothes but also in their questionable labor practices. Slow fashion, is the opposite. It’s the choice to buy quality clothing that lasts longer from companies that actually care about the people making the clothes. When we buy fast fashion clothing, we contribute to waste in a big way. Our clothing doesn’t last as long so we throw them away instead of passing them down to someone else because the quality, to begin with, wasn’t great and wouldn’t last as a hand me down.
Why does Ethical Clothing Matter?
The fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world. Let that sink in for a moment. It’s only second to fossil fuels. How did it get this way? Globalization increased demand and to keep up they increased production, without caring about the environmental impact. Mass produced clothing can be harsh on nature, the chemicals used get dumped into bodies of water creating pollution. Depending on the country the clothes are produced in, companies have very few restrictions put on where they dump their waste.
As if the environmental impact fast fashion has wasn’t bad enough, we need to bring up their child labor practices. Children are in a very vulnerable position, they have no unions, no voice to fight for their rights and protect them. According to UNICEF, 168 million children ages 5-17 are employed worldwide. The kids are so far down the supply chain they’re no longer visible, making it harder for companies outsourcing labor to say with total certainty they don’t employ children. Subcontractors employ children to cut costs, convincing kids and their families that they will have great opportunities, like getting an education or being paid well for a low-risk job. The reality is far worse, they get paid very little for work that’s extremely high risk, working with heavy machinery and dangerous chemicals.
Switching to Ethical Clothing
We get it. Buying mass produced clothing not ethical fashion is so ingrained in our way of life that it feels impossible to step away from it. Kids especially outgrow their clothes quickly so why should it matter if you continue to buy mass-produced clothing for them? When you make that switch to ethical clothing, you are buying something that is high quality, that will last more than a couple of washes and can be passed down. It reduces waste, saves money in the long run and the best part – you’re not helping to exploit children around the world. Making the move to buy ethical clothing can help the environment and still keep you looking fashionable.
Introducing the Isabella Floral Girl Dress by Treasure Box Kids
A stylish, colorful floral girl dress is always an essential piece of any girls wardrobe. Whether it is spring or summer, or for really any season if the weather allows, kids like to twirl, play, and get down with the world around them.
As always, we’re keeping it comfortable and functional so your child can play all day, but can also dress up if the occasion calls for it. Comfort and style are a dynamic duo, and the cherry on top is the fact that our Isabella is ethically manufactured right here in Central Florida.
Our Floral Girl Dress’s Wear and Care
Treasure Box Kids Navy Blue Daisy Isabella Girls Dress
Treasure Box Kids Coral Floral Isabella Girls Dress
If you know us, you know we put quality first. Just like all of our other clothes, the $49.95 Isabella Dress is made of hand-selected, 100 percent cotton fabric.
Isabella is soft on the skin and light enough to breathe through a hot summer day. Its A-line fit will give your child room to move, run and stay comfortable through most activities they choose to take part in.
After a hard day’s play, washing will be as easy as the dress’s fit. Throw it in the washer and dryer with your regular cycles and forget about high maintenance care.
Our Floral Girl Dress’s Styling and Construction
Treasure Box Kids Coral Floral Isabella Girls Dress
Treasure Box Kids Navy Blue Daisy Isabella Girls Dress
Our timeless pieces are made to be worn for years on end. Isabella is a knee length dress, so when purchased she’ll fit as described. As time goes on and your child grows taller, styling the dress with a pair of white leggings will offer a cute and everlasting look.
Both the coral and navy Isabella dresses are fully lined in cotton for your child’s comfort. These styles include varying daisy accents on the sleeves, around the hips and at the bottom of the dresses, giving a subtle yet adorned look that can be dressed up or down.
The fabric we use in these dresses is imported, but its zipper and all of its production is made in the USA. A floral girl dress by TBK will give your child comfort and style while also supporting our community.
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.
We’ve made ethically manufactured kids clothes our business since 2015. Since our inception, we’ve understood how hard it can be to find clothing that is both domestically made and sustainable. If you add kids fashion to that equation, the odds of finding a retailer are even less favorable. It was this problem that drove us to define our mission.
We live in a world where incidents like the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh make the headlines for a few days and are forgotten just as quickly. It’s then no surprise that the practice of fast fashion is so widespread. Our goal as a kids clothing company is to make sure that our process never supports the exploitation of any person, or exposes them to harm.
As part of these goals, we want to give an inside look into our manufacturing practices, sharing with you our steps from creation to finalization, ensuring that the product you get is the product we promise. In our process, you’ll see the path we take to create a high quality, sustainable garment.
The Fabric In Our Ethically Manufactured Kids Clothes
How we select fabric:
TBK goes to regional and national fabric shows every season where we hand-pick fabrics from trusted wholesalers and manufacturers. This process helps us stay in control of the materials that go into our clothes, and ensures that we are supporting U.S.A-made business wherever possible.
The characteristics we choose depend on the season and desired style of the outfit, but overall we look for quality, texture, functionality, color, and print. In our designs, we strive to create clothes that are easy to wear and durable for the needs of a child, while also adhering to designs that are timeless, not trendy.
Read more about our fabric selection process in our post: Behind The Scenes with TBK at a Fabric Show.
Creating Our Ethically Manufactured Kids Clothes
Our guidelines for creating an outfit:
As for any fashion brand, sizing blocks are what make our clothes truly “ours.” We take note of how fast fashion has resulted in decreased sizings. In order to quite literally cut corners, many who practice those methods of manufacturing have sizes that are much smaller than their intended standards. In the creation of our sizing blocks, we kept this in mind and made sure that our clothes would run true to size.
Once a sample garment is created, it is tested out on real kids who give us real feedback on the wearability of a piece. We keep their needs in mind and our experienced seamstresses adjust accordingly. By the end of our trials, our clothes are sure to wear comfortably and fashionably, never bothering, itching, or tugging.
Finalizing Our Ethically Manufactured Kids Clothes Lines
The final rounds before production:
Garments are checked by our seamstresses, pressed and finally approved by TBK management. Before giving the OK for release, sizing is checked, sewing standards are double checked, and all finishing details like packaging are run through.
This process is all done in-house at local Central Florida sewing studios by our trusted staff. On occasion when production is exceptionally large, spot checks are required on top of our traditional process.
A hands-on process is the best way to make sure we do our best work, and the only way we’ve made our ethically manufactured kids clothes.