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Monday, September 21, 2009

Bare apparel

Bare apparel

A feature of nearly all modern human societies is the wearing of clothing or clothes, a category encompassing a wide variety of materials that cover the body. Probably originating in the neolithic age, as mentioned below, the primary purpose of clothing appears to be functional, as a protection from the elements. Clothes also enhance safety during hazardous activities such as hunting and cooking by providing a barrier between the skin and the environment. Clothes incidentally also provide a hygienic barrier, keeping toxins away from the body and limiting the transmission of bacteria and viruses. Clothing use has been roughly contemporary with the use of furniture, and reducing feces in the shared environment may have had survival advantages (See evolutionary psychology). Outside of their purely functional purpose, clothes often play an important social and cultural 'signaling' role (e.g. easily identifiable police and army personnel). Most societies develop norms about modesty, religious practices, behavioral appropriateness, social status, and even political affiliations in which clothes may possibly improve the probability of that society's survival prospects. Finally, clothing functions as a form of adornment and an expression of personal taste or style, on which caprice the vast modern fashion industry prospers.

Fine apparel

Fine apparel
American Apparel is the largest clothing manufacturer in the United States. It is a vertically-integrated clothing manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer that also performs its own design, advertising, and marketing. It is best-known for making basic cotton knitwear such as t-shirts and underwear, but in recent years it has expanded - to include leggings, tank tops, vintage clothing, dresses, pants, denim, bedding and accessories for men, women, children, babies and dogs.
American Apparel was founded in 1989 by Canadian Dov Charney, who had a long history with t-shirts and a fascination with American culture. It was during Charney's freshman year at Tufts University that the company took on the name "American Apparel" and began to experiment with screenprinting, importation and other parts of the apparel busines In 1997 after a variety of iterations, including a period of manufacturing in South Carolina, the company moved to Los Angeles. Charney began to sub-contract sewing with Sam Lim who, at the time, had a shop with 50 workers under the Interstate 10 freeway in east LA.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Care labels

care labels
A label is a piece of paper, polymer, cloth, metal, or other material affixed to a container or article, on which is printed a legend, information concerning the product, addresses, etc. A label may also be printed directly on the container or article.

Labels have many uses: product identification, name tags, advertising, warnings, and other communication. Special types of labels called digital labels (printed through a digital printing) can also have special constructions such as RFID tags, security printing, and sandwich process labels.

Care Labels: Your Guide to Easy Care
Care labels provide helpful information that can save you time and money.
Cleaner, fresher clothes means longer-wearing apparel. And clothes that are bleachable are easier to get clean.
When a care label doesn’t mention bleach or says "Bleach when needed," it means it is safe to use Clorox liquid bleach. When the label says "Non-chlorine bleach when needed" use a non-chlorine (color-safe) bleach like Clorox 2®.
Because clothes can be mislabeled, follow the easy directions on bleach container labels to test fabrics for colorfastness.

care symbol
Wash Care Labels
This is where the Laundry-Symbol comes in, these are the labels on garments or soft furnishings which will help you decide the correct wash cycle for the fabric being washed, detergent, softener/fabric conditioner, tumble drying, ironing temperature that you can safely use.
The Circle Symbol for Dry Cleaning guide
Laundry-Symbols aims to bring you all the information on wash care labels and symbols in most common use.

What ever you need to know about Laundry-Symbols, Wash, care, Label, Detergent, cleaning, program, pre-spotting, solvents,stain remover, here at Laundry-Symbols I will bring you the answers.
The Bath Symbol or wash temperature label

The next and most important sign in Laundry-symbols is for laundry care is the washing vat or bath sign.

This is the most important Laundry-Symbol when it comes to choosing your wash program for your washing machine.

Clothing symbol

Clothing symbol
A laundry symbol, also called a care symbol, is a pictogram which represents a method of washing, for example drying, dry-cleaning and ironing clothing. Such symbols are written on labels, known as care labels, attached to clothing to indicate how a particular item should best be cleaned. There are different standards for care labels for the different countries/regions of the world. In some standards, pictograms coexist or are complemented by written instructions.

Treatment indicated by the symbols is "the maximum permitted treatment" and is not required or recommended. GINETEX (a European organization that has defined one standard) states that "milder forms of treatment and lower temperatures than those indicated on the label are always permitted." For example, if a symbol indicates washing in hot water and tumble drying, washing in cold water and drying on a clothes line are also acceptable.

The Canadian system was formerly the most colorful one, using three colours: green for "go ahead", yellow for "be careful", and red for "stop". This system has been abandoned with the decision to move to a common international scheme.