Clothing

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How to Wash ‘Dry-Clean Only’ Clothes at Home

Photo: ShutterstockBack to BasicsBack to BasicsWe all have that one seemingly “easy” task we’ve never quite figured out. This week, no problem is too trivial, no question too stupid. Just because it’s simple doesn’t mean it’s not a hack.When my mother taught me what to look for when shopping for new clothes, one of the…

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Coronavirus: ‘I returned my suits and spent £100 on loungewear’

Image copyright Samantha Hewitt Image caption Lawyer Samantha Hewitt has swapped her suits for loungewear during the lockdown A few weeks ago, London-based lawyer Samantha Hewitt decided to refresh her office wardrobe, going online to buy new suits and dresses.Then the coronavirus lockdown hit and suddenly much of Britain was forced to become a nation…

What Is Fleeceware and How Can You Protect Yourself? thumbnail

What Is Fleeceware and How Can You Protect Yourself?

It’s always safer to download mobile apps from official stores like Google Play and Apple’s iOS App Store, but even then there’s still some risk that malicious apps have snuck in. You’ve already heard of spyware, adware, and malware writ large, but now there’s another flavor of sketchy app to worry about: fleeceware.Fleeceware is tricky,…

What Do You Have to Do to Launch Your Own Clothing Line? Whatever It Takes. thumbnail

What Do You Have to Do to Launch Your Own Clothing Line? Whatever It Takes.

How an overly baggy pair of sweatpants inspired this entrepreneur to launch Public Rec. April 30, 2020 4 min read In this ongoing series, we are sharing advice, tips and insights from real entrepreneurs who are out there doing business battle on a daily basis. (Answers have been edited and condensed for clarity.)Who are you, and what’s your business?My name is…

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Birds Are Judging You by Your Outfit

You might be able to quickly recognize a friend from afar based on their body language or their personal fashion choices. It turns out that some birds do the same thing, recognizing familiar, harmless humans by their clothing.Many birds have sharp memories, especially when it comes to keeping track of which humans are dangerous and…

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Coronavirus: The US clothing firms now making gowns and gloves

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US, like other countries, is grappling with shortages of medical supplies, but shies away from central directives In a normal year Michael Rubin’s athletic apparel factory in Pennsylvania would be ramping up for the start of baseball season, churning out team uniforms and clothing to sell to fans.…