• Clothing starch January 24, 2017


    Clothing or laundry starch is a liquid that is prepared by mixing a vegetable starch in water (earlier preparations also had to be boiled), and is used in the laundering of clothes. Starch was widely used in Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries to stiffen the wide collars and ruffs of fine linen which surrounded the necks of the well-to-do. During the 19th century and early 20th century, it was stylish to stiffen the collars and sleeves of men's shirts and the ruffles of girls' petticoats by applying starch to them as the clean clothes were being ironed. Aside from the smooth, crisp edges it gave to clothing, it served practical purposes as well. Dirt and sweat from a person's neck and wrists would stick to the starch rather than to the fibers of the clothing, and would easily wash away along with the starch. After each laundering, the starch would be reapplied. Today, the product is sold in aerosol cans for home use.


January 2017
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December 26, 2016

C0coon

December 27, 2016

Batiste

December 28, 2016

Heald frame

December 29, 2016

Arcadia Group

December 30, 2016

Kimono sleeve

December 31, 2016

Punto in Aria

January 1, 2017

Water Frame

January 2, 2017

British Fashion Council

January 3, 2017

Mobiltech (Automotive and aerospace textiles)

January 4, 2017

Crinoline

January 5, 2017

Jimmy Choo

January 6, 2017

Bouclé

January 7, 2017

Kickers

January 8, 2017

Hanae Mori born 1926

January 9, 2017

Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

January 10, 2017

Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel dies in 1971

January 11, 2017

Dorothy Jeakins born 1914

January 12, 2017

Birkenstock

January 13, 2017

Atoosa Rubenstein born 1972

January 14, 2017

Rudolph Moshammer dies 2005

January 15, 2017

Zip

January 16, 2017

Kate Moss born 1974

January 17, 2017

Twine

January 18, 2017

Moleskin

January 19, 2017

Coopers Inc. sells the world's first briefs 1935

January 20, 2017

Bangladesh Textile Industry

January 21, 2017

Cristóbal Balenciaga Eizaguirre born 1895

January 22, 2017

Horsehair

January 23, 2017

Repetto

January 24, 2017

Clothing starch

January 25, 2017

Carpet loom

January 26, 2017

Darning mushroom

January 27, 2017

Heddle

January 28, 2017

Epinglé fabric

January 29, 2017

Knitting needle gauge

January 30, 2017

Substantive dyes

January 31, 2017

Lisle

February 1, 2017

Cotton

February 2, 2017

Christie Brinkley born in 1954

February 3, 2017

Velvet

February 4, 2017

Marie Claire

February 5, 2017

Buttons