April 12, 2021 Fabric dyeing

How Fabric Gets Its Color

Dyeing fabric is one of the oldest industries in the world, with the very earliest dyeing instruments being dated at 400,000 years old. Throughout the majority of human history, fabrics have been dyed by using pigments derived from rocks or soils that are gathered and ground up. In some instances, the pigments are then roasted […]

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March 15, 2021 The Science of Blankets

The Science of Blankets

There is something about wrapping yourself in a blanket that feels sublime; the softness of Minky fabric around the skin; the heat all about you; the security of being separated from the world. For many, unfurling a blanket and putting it around them is the quickest way to experience comfort, safety, and warmth. No wonder […]

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September 10, 2020 woman in blanket drinks tea

A Blanket of Comforting Words

It’s challenging to have a good day these days: the news is dire, the weather is changing, the days are growing shorter, and practically everyone you know is struggling with the extended, physical isolation that healthcare professionals have recommended we continue as the pandemic stretches on. Every time you head out to the grocery store, […]

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