Can we all admit that laundry sucks? It is definitely not our favorite thing to do but sadly, it’s a part of our lives. So while we’re talking about it, let’s learn some fun facts about laundry along with how to launder your items you get from us!
Sometimes history is funny! It’s just a fact! Here are 9 fun facts about laundry along with some laundry tips from us!
Fun Fact #1
Way back when, sea voyagers used to “clean” their clothes by putting them in a tethered bag, tossing them overboard and dragging them behind the ship. I don’t know about you, but that seems like it would be crusty when you got them back!!
Fun Fact #2
During the Revolutionary War, the Culper Spy Ring would arrange their clothes a certain way on their clothes lines to pass messages to other members of the spy ring about information they’d overheard.
Have you ordered something that was embroidered from us? You may have gotten these instructions with the item, but just in case, here’s a reminder!
Fun Fact #3
Throughout the 19th Century in Britain, Mondays were wash days. I feel like every day is a wash day! Who’s with me??
Fun Fact #4
Ironing with metal was invented in China a thousand years ago. The Europeans also used irons but theirs were made of glass. I feel the glass might have been a bit scarier to use!
What about care instructions for your fashion film items? Here you go!
Fun Fact #5
Evidence of soap making dates back to 2800 B.C. That’s a long time ago!
Fun Fact #6
The washing machine was invented by H. Sidgier of Great Britain in 1782! Bless him!
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Fun Fact #7
The Hurley Machine Company is credited with the first mass-marketed washing machine in the U.S. in 1908. What did they name this new, amazing machine? Thor!
Fun Fact #8
Astronauts burn their used clothing when they’re in space. NASA is working on a way to actually use the dirty clothes to feed plants in the future. I’m not sure I’d eat those plants but that might be reason #456 why I am not an astronaut.
Fun Fact #9
Laundry detergent was first manufactured in 1916 because of a soap shortage in Germany during WWI though it wasn’t actually sold in stores until the 1930s.
Just one last tip from us. Have you gotten a moisture wicking garment. You need to pre-treat these with an enzyme cleaner. We use Nature’s Miracle. Yes, it’s for pets but it totally works! Oh! And don’t use fabric softener! That will plug the little moisture wicking holes!
Well, we’ve learned some things and we’ve had a chuckle together. It’s been a good day!
Do you need to order an item that will go with these care instructions? Let us know!
Have a great week!
Mike and Wendy
In Stitches Embroidery