52 days ago

Why do we love Linen?

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Hamilton

As we all known that Linen is a natural fibre. linen is one of the earliest natural plant fibres that have been used for more than 10,000 years.



Flax fibre is a rare natural fibre, accounting for only 1.5% of the total fibre. Due to its natural and ancient nobility and high quality, it is known as the fibre queen. It comes from the stems of the flax plant. linen fabric or weave is produced of fibre of the flax plant.


Why do people love linen fabric so much? Let's look at his benefits.
1. Its cultivation requires less pesticides and fertilisers
Flax, the source material for linen, is undemanding when not vulnerable to pests (compared to cotton). Useful animals like insects are not eradicated and cultivation is more environmentally friendly. Yay.

2. Linen does not require artificial watering
Flax is very adaptable. It simply takes what is there and normally does not require further artificial irrigation.

3. It can be cultivated locally
That means the linen is not shipped through half of the world to get processed in the factories. Rather, ways are short and direct.

4. It has a high yield
Flax has a high yield. That means, that in a specific area many plants can grow and be harvested.

5. Flax can be used in a crop rotation system
In contrast to monocultures, a crop rotation system is healthy and nutritional for the soil where it is planted and does also help insects to be able to feed from different plants.

6. Linen is diverse
Flax can not only be used for clothing. That means, that a high share of the whole plant can be used to produce a variety of goods. This prevents waste and helps different industries.

7. Linen is durable
The final fabric is durable and easy to take care of. When not too dirty, you can simply hang it outside and it will lose its smell quickly, just like wool does.

8. It has super nice properties on your skin
Linen has a special cooling effect and is therefore ideal for warm days. Also, it is strong, lightweight, and most importantly, durable, so you can use it for a long time!

9. Linen has history
The Egyptians used linen thousands of years ago (rich and poor Egyptians alike) and there is evidence that as long as 34,000 BC, people were using linen-like clothing.

10. Linen is biodegradable
Linen is compostable and will therefore not lie on landfills years and years after being disposed. It will either be composted or recycled if you dispose of it correctly.



If you own linen curtains - we can clean them! We take extra measures to prevent shrinking and they are pressed after cleaning so they stay hanging beautifully. See our website to book your curtains in. www.curtainclean.co.nz...

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1 hour ago

Mass recall of popular reusable coffee cups

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Reusable coffee cup manufacturer Biopak has issued a recall for some products, due to the possibility of part of the cup detaching when liquid is present.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) issued the recall on September 30, advising people to stop using it immediately as a user could be burnt or scalded.

What you need to know:

- Contact Biopak or ring 0800 246 725 to get a refund on faulty items.

- The products were sold from January 2013 to September 2020

- All resuable coffee cups (8oz, 12oz, 16oz) in plain green or white should be
returned to Biopak.

- Those with custom names “SexieCoffie”, “Columbit”, “Echo”, “Hedland”, “Crop to Cup” or “Home Grain”. Should be returned immediately.

To find out more about this recall, see the government recall website.

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10 hours ago

Could you be the inaugural Resene King or Queen of DIY?

Resene

If you know how to perfectly paint a wall and swing a hammer on the nail, the crown and glory could be yours! This year Waikato Home & Garden Show is on the hunt for the region’s Resene King and Queen of DIY.

For the first three days of the Waikato Home & Garden Show, contestants will compete in a series of preliminary challenges to test DIY prowess, it could be anything from hanging wallpaper to creating a living wall. The two supreme winners will not only be crowned the 2020 Resene King and Queen of DIY, but will also receive an incredible prize pack with over $2,000 worth of prizes from Resene, TSB, Samsung and more!

If you think you’ve got what it takes to take out the competition, entries are open now and close on October 23rd. Head to the website to complete the application form.

The Waikato Home & Garden Show returns to Hamilton’s Claudelands Events Centre 5-8 November 2020.
Complete the application

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3 days ago

Power outage

Myra from Fairfield

Any one know why powers out ClarkinRoad? 5 days now and we're still running off a generator. Must be a difficult fix? Or no parts? OR????. Would be nice to have a generator noise free night,I want my peaceful sleep back again.!
Any one??