Fairview Downs, Hamilton

12 days ago

Facts About Fabric

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Hamilton

• The average lifetime of a piece of clothing is approximately 3 years.
• Flax is the earliest known natural textile fabric seen used in about 5000 BC. Flax is the material used to make linen which is seeing a huge come back today in drapery and upholstery.
• Nike (with subsidiary Converse)… View more
• The average lifetime of a piece of clothing is approximately 3 years.
• Flax is the earliest known natural textile fabric seen used in about 5000 BC. Flax is the material used to make linen which is seeing a huge come back today in drapery and upholstery.
• Nike (with subsidiary Converse) is the largest fashion company in the world, with a market value of $105 billion.
• There is evidence that cotton and wool were used to create natural fabrics in about 3000 BC and evidence of silk use in 2500 BC in China.
• China is the largest maker and exporter of silk in the world and has been for 100’s of years.
• The average person buys 60 percent more items of clothing every year and keeps them for about half as long as 15 years ago, generating a huge amount of waste.
• The earliest evidence of fabric textiles has been found in Turkey, Egypt, and Israel.
• The creation of man-made fibres has only been within the last 100 years. Rayon was the first man-made fibre created in 1910 and it was called ‘artificial silk’. Viscose is the most common form of Rayon.
• More than 70 percent of the world's population uses second-hand clothing. About 50 percent of collected shoes and clothing is used as second-hand products. Meanwhile, 20 percent is used to produce polishing and cleaning cloths for various industrial purposes, and 26 percent is recycled for applications such as fibre for insulation products, upholstery, fibreboard, and mattresses.
• Microfibre or Ultrasuede was invented over 20 years ago in Japan. Microfibre is the thinnest of all man-made fibres, even finer than silk. it is 100 times finer than a human hair.
• Acrylic is a man-made fibre that has a soft, wool-like hand, is machine washable and has excellent colour retention. It is often an additive to textiles to take advantage of these properties.
• Nearly 100 percent of textiles and clothing are recyclable.
• Nylon is also man-made and was first produced in 1938. It has high strength, excellent resilience, and superior abrasion resistance. Nylon replaced silk stockings for women in the early part of the 20th century.
• The highest quality cotton comes from Egypt.
• Textiles and shoes make up 12% of landfill sites.
• Bamboo is a grass that has been used to create a fabric that hangs much like a heavy linen. It has natural wicking ability that pulls moisture away from the skin so it can be useful in reducing moisture related odour. It also has natural anti-bacterial qualities. Bamboo grows quickly and does not need pesticides to thrive, making it one of the more sustainable textile sources.

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11 days ago

Come work with us!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

Come work with us, Hamilton! 👋🏼

We are looking for a Community Connector in Hamilton to join the team and help us activate Neighbours Day Aotearoa.

What the role could involve?

Meeting with a community local group and encouraging them to hold an event, visiting a local library to drop off … View more
Come work with us, Hamilton! 👋🏼

We are looking for a Community Connector in Hamilton to join the team and help us activate Neighbours Day Aotearoa.

What the role could involve?

Meeting with a community local group and encouraging them to hold an event, visiting a local library to drop off posters, spreading the Neighbours Day Aotearoa message at your local Marae, chatting with people in the street and encouraging them to do something neighbourly, stopping by the community garden to let them know about the Neighbours Day theme for 2022

- We see being a Connector as a knit-in to compliment someone's already busy community work. This role could be done alongside another role
- The hours are flexible and varied
- Full training provided
- Paid role (fixed fee)
- The role is varied and dynamic and you can really make it your own (You know your community better than us!)
- Ongoing support and activation tools from the NDA delivery team

Applying is simple. You just need to complete a short online form and submit a short video!

Find out more - www.neighboursday.org.nz.........

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11 days ago

Support your Lungs - naturally

Naturally Healthy

We have a new Scientifically made Product called EXhale from Dunedin NZ.
This product is made with NZ fruit and the active ingredient Macrophages called BerriQi®.
🧫Macrophages are a type of white blood cell that helps to defend the body against pathogens. 🧫
🧫Though best known for their … View more
We have a new Scientifically made Product called EXhale from Dunedin NZ.
This product is made with NZ fruit and the active ingredient Macrophages called BerriQi®.
🧫Macrophages are a type of white blood cell that helps to defend the body against pathogens. 🧫
🧫Though best known for their role as the first line of defence against invading pathogens, macrophages also perform a wide variety of roles in development, homeostasis, innate and acquired immunity, and inflammation.
🧫Macrophages demonstrate an incredible degree of plasticity and are able to change their function based on the needs of the body.

🧫Activated macrophages can be broadly divided up into two classes, M1 and M2, which have unique characteristics and perform different roles in managing pathogens and tissue damage.

🧫Macrophages can move between these two classes in response to different stimuli, using a process known as class switching.

🧫M1 macrophages (also known as “pro-inflammatory” or “classically activated” macrophages) have a central role in immunity and actively defend the body against invaders.

🧫M2 macrophages (also known as “anti-inflammatory” or “alternatively activated” macrophages) is to repair tissue that has been damaged due to infection or other causes.

🧫Unlike M1 macrophages, M2 cells produce healing factors that encourage the regeneration of damaged tissue. They also produce anti-inflammatory signals that help to resolve inflammation and prevent additional damage.

BerriQi®, a patented formulation of New Zealand Boysenberries and apple, has been shown to reduce lung fibrosis in preclinical models. Among the ways BerriQi does this is by changing the function of macrophages in the lungs, activating these cells in a specific way to aid in the breakdown of excess collagen.

Ley, K. (2017). M1 means kill; M2 means heal. The Journal of Immunology, 199(7), 2191-2193.
source - berriqi_official

EXhale is available at Naturally Healthy in store or on line www.naturallyhealthy.co.nz...
Or phone 079583845

#testimonica #buylocal #naturallyhealthy

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11 days ago

Glass Cooking Or Storage Dishes With Lids

Debi from Hamilton East

Set of 2 Glass Food Storage Dishes with Lids...
Can Be Used To Bake With In The Oven Without The Lid Then Cool Glass Dish Cover And Refrigerate.
New Never Used.
Great Gift Idea.

Price is for both

Price: $25

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11 days ago

Sterling Silver Ring

Debi from Hamilton East

Sterling Silver Ring AKA 92.5 Hexagonal Cut Pink Gem Stone With Australian Opal's On Each Side. Ring Size: 7
Absolutely Gorgeous Ring! Have Had Endless Compliments.
Selling As Surplus To My Needs.
PRICE HAS BEEN REDUCED!

Price: $100

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11 days ago

Bisley Safety/ Jacket / Vest Rain Wear

Debi from Hamilton East

Bisley Rain Jacket with hood also comes with a vest with 2 sleeves that can zipper on or off.
Great Gift Idea For The Hard Outdoor Worker.
Size: XL
Excellent Condition

Price: $80

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11 days ago

SHOGUN BOARDGAME

Debi from Hamilton East

Shogun Game Milton Bradley 1986.
Fuedal Warfare Game
Plays Like Risk.
As New Never Been Played
All Pieces Complete
Rare And Collectable!

Price: $80

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11 days ago

Esteem Jewellery

Debi from Hamilton East

Purchased Some 20 Years ago. Company No Longer around NZ. Paid Over $450.00 for Complete Set. Gold Plated will Never Tarnish, Has been well Looked After. Selling As I Now Wear Silver Only...Great Gift
1 X Neck Chain 490cm Total Length ( T-Bar )
1 X Matching Bracelet ( T-Bar )
1 X Bangle
1 X Heart … View more
Purchased Some 20 Years ago. Company No Longer around NZ. Paid Over $450.00 for Complete Set. Gold Plated will Never Tarnish, Has been well Looked After. Selling As I Now Wear Silver Only...Great Gift
1 X Neck Chain 490cm Total Length ( T-Bar )
1 X Matching Bracelet ( T-Bar )
1 X Bangle
1 X Heart Locket Bracelet
For That Special Someone Or Just Treat Yourself! Selling All Together For $50.00 The Lot!

Price: $50

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11 days ago

All Blacks 6oz Stainless Steel Flask

Debi from Hamilton East

Great Collectable For The All Black Lover...
New Never Used.
Rare...

Price: $50

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11 days ago

Glass Coffee Cups

Debi from Hamilton East

6 Coffee Glasses Use As Parfait/Mousse Or Pudding Glasses.
Selling As A Set Only. New Never Used.
Surplus To Our Needs.

Price: $30

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11 days ago

Walking Stick Adjustable

Debi from Hamilton East

Adjustable Bronze Metal T- Bar Walking Stick.
Paid $49.00 In Australia.
May Eventually Need The Bottom Rubber Stop Replaced Can Be Purchased At Bunning Or Miter 10 Really Cheap!

Price: $25

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11 days ago

Ladies Purses

Debi from Hamilton East

All Brand New Never Used...Just Have To Many!
Yellow Purse: $29.00
Black Purse: $25.00
Pink Fanny Pack Great For Going For A Walk or Run: $20.00

Price: $20

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11 days ago

Runner's

Debi from Hamilton East

Men's Or Ladies Running Shoes
Brand New Never used.
Size: 11

Price: $30

11 days ago

Win $4k worth of office gadgets!

The Team from Digital Boost

All set up tech-wise but not sure how to make the most of it? Head to Digital Boost to learn how digital technology can help get your business on the map Find out more

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12 days ago

Do you want a 'Dutch-style' roundabout in Hamilton's CBD?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

The idea has been proposed at the busy intersection of Tristram and Collingwood Streets - where a large office complex is being built.

The new roundabout design would give priority to pedestrians and cyclists, with a zebra crossing and cycle lane overlapping each arm of the roundabout.

Read more … View more
The idea has been proposed at the busy intersection of Tristram and Collingwood Streets - where a large office complex is being built.

The new roundabout design would give priority to pedestrians and cyclists, with a zebra crossing and cycle lane overlapping each arm of the roundabout.

Read more here. What do you think of the idea?

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