Archive for February 2018

A review of trade show Jacket Required

Taking place at the Old Truman Brewery, East London, on 24 to 25 January, the clothing trade show brought in a number of domestic visitors and international buyers, with the event being hailed as an overall success.

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Reaction to the show’s 14th season

The first day of the show saw the aisles bustling with attendees itching to see the latest trends. Visitors from as far as Australia and South Korea were in attendance, as were Japan’s United Arrows. Reps for well-known brands Asos, Thread, Shop Direct and JD Sports were also there to take in some of the finest UK independent offerings with those exhibitions in particular drawing in one of the largest crowds.

After the success of day one, day two didn’t quite live up to the same hype. In comparison to the busy, fast-paced atmosphere of the halls previously, day two was much lower key, with some stalls even remaining empty until after midday. However, this didn’t stop attendees from seeing the show as a much-needed fashion experience. Exhibitors were also more than happy with the reach they were able to obtain and hailed the show as a success.


The central exhibition was the product of a collaboration between DJ Ross Wilson and retailer The Idle Man, with items showcased from popular streetwear brand Supreme. Archive cult items featured alongside a Supreme bible, dominos and boxing gloves. With the Queen recently appearing on the front row at London Fashion Week for the first time, it may now seem less unlikely that she could be sporting some of the latest fashion trends, although a Supreme hoodie might be out of the question.

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Latest trends

Henri Lloyd was another big name who wowed the crowd with his collection of archive jackets. Mens designer jackets have been shown to be practical and a must-have item of menswear, so it might be time to look into buying one if you don’t already own one. Sites such as offer a great selection if you want to keep on trend.

Some of the most popular items were the epitome of comfort and practicality, with streetwear clothing and stretch denim getting a lot of attention. Eco-friendly clothing was also on the rise, with a growing need to know more about the ethics behind each piece.

Online business is growing every day with simple way

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Any company is spending money for their logo. At the same time, this logo should have to reach to a mass people. Only that would be beneficial to the owner of the company, in such a case the brand is established with the public. For this only purpose, the best digital branding agency in Singapore is working very hard to all its clients. The clients are really happy, because they are able to get many business opportunities but they are unable to manage their orders. The plenty of orders are arranged by the digital marketing team. In case, a businessperson is arranging a digital marketing team, he has to understand he would get huge orders, and for that he has to arrange funds to do the mass manufacturing for all his products. The service sector is completely busy with the digital marketing; the reason is everyone is placing the orders to do the service. The service providing company gets multiple orders for their service. Therefore, the digital marketing is the best way to make huge money from any business.


Sewing Machine Care Tips

For someone who enjoys all kinds of craft activities and sewing, a sewing machine is one of the most important pieces of equipment. Taking good care of your machine is vital, as many common issues can be avoided with some basic preventative care. Here are some tips for keeping your machine in excellent running order:

Use a cover

All kinds of small atmospheric particles can get into your machine and cause problems. Animal hair, grit and dust can cause particular issues if your machine is computerized. It’s best to keep the machine away from open windows and always use a sewing machine cover. You can buy one specifically for the purpose, make your own or even just use an old pillowcase.

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Frequent needle changes

Ideally, a needle should be replaced after every 4 hours of sewing. The needle passes through fabric may thousands of times, making a hole and forming the stitch. When the needle becomes blunt, you might notice missed stitches or broken threads which can make the fabric pull and cause damage to your machine.

Always ensure you are using the correct needle for your chosen fabric. For example, sharper needles are better for natural fibre woven fabrics like cotton. For a great range of Cotton Fabric, visit

Correct bobbin winding technique

When you insert the bobbin into the bobbin case, make sure there are no loose threads hanging out. This can cause the machine to jam. Be aware that there is no ‘one’ bobbin to fit all machines. Use a bobbin specifically designed for your make and model.

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Cleaning is important

A good habit to get into is to give your machine a wipe after every project. You’ll find information about your model in the instruction manual, but a basic routine can be done quickly:

  • Take a piece of muslin and fold in half using the folded edge to wipe between the tension disks.
  • To keep the tension springs loose, make sure the presser foot is in the up position. This makes it easier for the muslin to be used to rid the machine of dust or lint between the disks.
  • Remove the needle used during the last project, discard and replace with a new one. Wipe under the feed dogsand also around the bobbin, ideally with a small brush. If your machine has a removable hook mechanism, remove it for a wipe and a small dot of oil before replacing.
  • Avoid oiling any plastic and remember that a tiny dot of oil is better than drenching an area with too much.
  • Dot the race hook with some special sewing machine oil before returning to the machine if it’s removable.

This routine is really simple and recommended after each completed project before storing the sewing machine until next time you need it. A further recommendation is a full service from a mechanic every couple of years. This should guarantee years of happy sewing!