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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Textiles and leather recycling

* Cotton Recycling
* Wool Recycling
* Burlap, Jute and Sisal Recycling
* Polyurethane Foam Recycling
* Polyester and Polyester Fiber Recycling
* Nylon and Nylon Fiber Recycling
* Other Synthetic Fiber Recycling
* Carpet Recycling
* Rags and Wipers
* Used and Recycled Bags
* Used Clothing
* Used Footwear
* Leather Recycling
* Textile Recycling Employment

Textile recycling

Textile recycling is the method of reusing or reprocessing used clothing, fibrous material and clothing scraps from the manufacturing process. Textiles in municipal solid waste are found mainly in discarded clothing, although other sources include furniture, carpets, tires, footwear, and nondurable goods such as sheets and towels.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Dry Cleaning Symbols care instruction

If one or several of the dry-cleaning symbols are present it is usually accompanied with a do-not-wash symbol.Most of the time you don’t need to understand the different symbols for dry-cleaning as a professional dry-cleaner will know what they mean when you take the garment there.
Do not dryclean!
Don’t put this item in drycleaning solvents

Iron Laundry Symbols care instruction

The ironing symbols tells you what the best temperature is for ironing your laundry. If you use a higher temperature than the one indicated on the label you could destroy both the clothing and the iron. If the fabric contains syntetic fibres it can even melt and make a sticky mess of the iron and board.
Some garments must not be steam ironed and there’s a special symbol for that. Some garments you are not allowed to iron at all, they will have the do not iron symbol on the label.
Do Not Iron!
When you see this symbol, do not iron that item!

Dry Symbols care instruction

There is four ways you can dry what you have washed. The two most common is in the tumbler and on the line. Some clothing demand more serious drying, like dripping wet hanging on a line or flat drying.
If your clothes demand special drying this is the symbol to search for on the care label. If it’s not present you can use line drying and in most cases the tumbler will work as well.
Tumble Dry
The dots indicate the maximum heat setting. If there is no dots you can use any heat setting.
Do Not Dry
You have to dry your clothes eventually if you want to wear them, so this symbol has a bit of a misleading name. When you see a “do not dry” or “do not tumble dry” symbol it means you shouldn’t put that piece of clothing in a machine dryer.

Bleaching care instruction

Bleaching makes the clothing more white and is useful when white textiles have become dull and grey.
There are only three symbols connected to bleching. Bleach, do not bleach and no chlorine bleach. If no symbol is present it usually menans that bleaching is ok.
You may bleach this garment with any laundry bleach. Just follow the instructions carefully as too much chlorine based bleach can destroy your garments.
Do not bleach
Do not use any kind of bleaching agents on this garment.
Non-chlorine bleach only
On this garment, use only bleaches that do not contain chlorine. They are not hard to find, search for a bleach marked no chlorine or color safe in the supermarket.

Washing care instruction

Washing Temperature

Using the right temperature is essential for getting the best washing result.
Too high water temperature will often destroy the textile or make the colors bleed or fade. Too low temperature may leave the clothing item with stains still on it.
The dots inside the wash symbol tells you the highest temperature the garment will take before being damaged.
Wash your delicate items using the delicate cycle on your washing machine and separate from other clothing. You can try putting delicates inside a pillow case and close with a knot to protect them from the washing machine.

clothing care instruction

Some garments, usually the finer ones, needs some extra care when they get dirty. Some of them should not be machine washed while others must be taken to the dry-cleaners for a chemical treatment.
These symbols tells you what extra precautions need to be taken when cleaning the garment.
The machine wash symbol is usually combined with the temperature and cycle marks below.
When you stumble upon a hand wash symbol it means the clothing is too delicate to stand the somewhat rough environment in the washing machine and you have to wash it by hand. Some modern washing machines have special hand wash programs that will allow washing delicates, like wool, in the machine, just check the user guide of your washer for directions.
A do not wash symbol means that piece of clothing shouldn’t be washed in water, not even hand washed. The do not wash symbol is usually accompanied by a dry cleaning symbol that tells the dry cleaner what dry cleaning processes are

Instruction care symbol

A guide to the Laundry Symbols on the Washing Care Label
Ever wonder what those symbols on the care label of your clothing means? Look no further, this post will try to explain them all.
Quick Symbol Lookup
Wash Symbols
Bleach Symbols
Dry Symbols
Iron Symbols
Dry Cleaning Symbols
The Wash Symbol
General laundry symbol for wash

This symbol shows you if the item can be machine washed or if it has to be hand washed. It also tells you what the maximum washing temperature is and what cycle to use when machine washing.
The symbol can also indicate that the clothing item must not be washed. If that’s the case it is usually accompanied with an appropriate dry clean symbol.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Textile Yarn Fabric Knitting

Unmercerized Cotton:
This soft, fuzzy fiber knits well on metal or aluminum needles with a hard finish.
Mercerized Cotton:
Treated to reduce fuzziness and produce a hard, smooth luster, mercerized cotton knits best on a needle that's not too slippery such as plastic, wood or bamboo.
Extremely slippery, linen is easiest to knit evenly with not-too-slick bamboo, wood or plastic needles.
Silk is similar to cotton in that it can be either soft or slubby or hard and smooth. Select your needles as you would for cotton.
Alpaca, Cashmere, Angora:
Extremely soft and fuzzy, these luxury fibers knit best on bamboo or wood such as Crystal Palace or Plymouth bamboo, Susanne's ebony or rosewood, or Brittany Birch.
Novelty, Boucle, Mohair:
These highly textured yarns will behave better with needles that don't get caught in loops or bobbles. Bryspun Flexible needles are a great choice since they have concave points that help pick up the whole fiber to reduce splitting.

Care instruction baby cloth

Guidelines for Bleaching: Bleaching is generally not recommended for newborn's clothing, as their skin is most sensitive and can react to the bleach. It is most important that bleached articles are rinsed twice, once in cold water, once in warm.
Washing Baby's Stuffed Toys: Babies usually have a favorite stuffed toy that they carry with them everywhere. It is important to keep them clean. Before washing always check the manufacturer's label to see if the toy is machine washable. If it is, mend any rips and tears, and then place inside a pillowcase. Tie closed. Place two bundles at a time in the washing machine or add some towels. Having one on each side will keep the machine balanced. Agitate 1-2 minutes on a gentle cycle. Rinse well. Tumble dry, fluffing periodically to prevent lumps from forming.

Care linen instruction

Washing Table Linens

Table linens should be washed in warm water and gentle detergent, with a final cold rinse.
Fabric softeners are not recommended, since they decrease absorbency and impart a fragrance that can be disconcerting.
Remove table linens promptly from the wash, and shake out to help minimize wrinkles before drying.
Always follow the washing instructions given on the care label of the article.