Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


A Bright Idea to Upcycle Your Wardrobe This Winter

A Bright Idea to Upcycle Your Wardrobe This Winter

In a time where the upcycling trend has never been so popular, Dylon’s Machine Wash Dyes ($11.95) can turn your forgotten items into your new-season essential pieces!

Whether it’s a faded cotton shirt that was formerly a favourite, a cushion or duvet cover that’s definitely seen better days, winter is the ideal time to get creative and breathe new life into your fabrics.

And where dying fabrics once seemed like a daunting task, today’s Dylon formulas ensure simple and fail-safe success. In fact, you can turn your item from drab to fab in just minutes wth most of the work being done by your washing machine, giving you time to sit back and reflect on how smart you are to create new pieces for your wardrobe without pulling out the credit card!

The only dilemma you may face is choosing your colour from Dylon’s dynamic range.

For best results, you will need to review type of fabric*, the weight of fabric** and the original colour of the fabric*** you use before you begin.

And it’s not one bit tricky! All of this information is clearly explained on each pack, and for further confidence check out our 3-minute tutorial videos on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/dylonnewzealand

From here, it’s as simple as putting on a load of washing. Carefully place the Dylon Dye Powder and 500g of salt into the drum of your front-loading washing machine, along with the just-washed and still damp item you want dyed. And then you’re good to go, simply start a 40-degree cycle and the colour magic will take place.

Once the dye-cycle is complete, add your usual detergent and run another 40 degree cycle to get rid of any unrequired dye. And to further clean your washing machine you can always run an empty cycle with detergent only.

Using Dylon Machine Wash Dyes will not harm your washing machine, nor will the colour come into contact with any fabric you wash afterwards.

This bright idea from Dylon is an easy, clean and fun way to invigorate your home interior or to add some wow-factor to your wardrobe. Research has proven the positive impact colour has on our mood, so with that in mind what’s stopping you from literally getting colour-happy this winter!

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

2015: Elton John Plans Wellington Show

After nine years, Elton John and his band will return to Westpac Stadium, Wellington for one spectacular concert! The November 21, 2015 concert will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career... More>>

Book Awards: Jill Trevelyan's Story Of Peter McLeavey Is Book Of The Year

The story of Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey and his gallery has won the prestigious New Zealand Post Book of the Year 2014 in a glittering ceremony in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: King Richard

Simon Nathan reviews 'Richard Seddon, King of God’s Own': My father grew up in Wellington during Seddon’s premiership... I can recall him standing under the Seddon statue in the grounds of parliament and telling me that Seddon had more backbone than Sid Holland and all his cabinet colleagues put together.. More>>

8 October: Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Coming To Auckland!

Dainty Group announced today that global superstar Miley Cyrus will bring her BANGERZ TOUR to New Zealand in October this year. This will be Miley’s first ever visit to New Zealand and there will only be one Auckland show before she takes her tour to Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Music: Lorde NZ Tour Confirmed In Four Major Cities!

In what will be her first ever New Zealand headline tour, Frontier Touring and Brent Eccles Entertainment are stoked to bring you four epic shows across the country! The all ages concerts take place late October/ early November in Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Poor Economics

A review of and excerpt from Jonathan Boston and Simon Chapple’s Child Poverty in New Zealand. Review by Marlene Ware. More>>

Head Count: Highest Population Growth Since 2003

The country’s population grew by 67,800 people, or 1.5 percent, in the year to 30 June 2014. This came from natural increase (births minus deaths) of 29,500 and net migration (arrivals minus departures) of 38,300. New Zealand's estimated resident population was 4.51 million at 30 June 2014. More>>

Fun-Enhancement: Research To Ensure Even Game For Less Skilled Players

A University of Canterbury engineering PhD student is researching sports, such as table tennis, to ensure closer games for both better and less skilled players. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news