As much as we keep our fingers crossed that they’ll go on forever and never break, our washing machines will, one day, no longer be a repair case and we will have to admit that they’ve washed their last.
Festival season is almost here! Roll on cooking round the camp stove as the sun begins to set. Not long to go now until we can lay out in the sunshine with a cool drink, great friends and good music. Soon it will be time to get away from it all, stick up the tent, and then just kick back and relax. Bliss.
Ironing is simply not fun. Ok, yes, some people do enjoy it. Some people find that doing some ironing is a good way to switch off and relax, but on the whole ironing is something that most people find to be a little bit boring and is something they’d rather not do.
So one of the biggest trends this year has to be ripped jeans. The style goes from skinny jeans with a small rip just cross each knee, right up to the multi-holed boyfriend jeans that are made out of pre-faded, pre-worn denim so that they already look ten years old when you buy them. Ripped jeans have been seen on the likes of Jessica Alba and Cameron Diaz, and they look like they’ll be a big winner in the fashion stakes for a good while yet.
Grass stains are a combination of organic proteins such as chlorophyll, xanthophylls and carotenoids, which are all compounds that are well known for being colourful (carotenoids are what make carrots orange and bananas yellow). Part of the reason that grass stains are so stubborn is that the pigments they contain are so similar to natural fabrics such as cotton, silk and wool that the stain can penetrate and bond with the fibres.
We love denim. It can be practically anything; smart or casual, faded or indigo, skinny jeans or high-waisted bootcuts, handbags or biker jackets. Denim is the fabric that does it all. But we haven’t always had denim to rely on.