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The Many Uses of Sisal

Posted by: KeyColour on April 10 2017

Agave sisalana is the botanical name of the fabric sisal. This is an agave species native to Mexico’s southern part. In many other countries, however, the plant is naturalized and cultivated. The result is a stiff fiber utilized for creating a variety of products. The sisal term might refer either to the fiber or the […]

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Jute

Posted by: KeyColour on March 20 2017

Jute is a shiny, soft, long vegetable fiber that can be spun into strong, coarse tread. Primarily, it is produced from the genus Corchorus plants. At one point in time, this was classified in the Tillaceae family. In the last few years it was re-classified into the Malvaceae recently. The name of the fiber or […]

3 Popular Fruits You Can Turn into Natural Dyes

Posted by: KeyColour on March 13 2017

We often use dyes that perfectly match our style. While this beauty trend can enhance our appearance, it can’t be denied that most of the colors, be it for cloth or hair, have a plethora of chemicals. Is there a way to ditch these harmful chemicals and just enjoy a pretty color? Well, yes! Just […]

The Beautiful, Unmatched Lustre of Silk Fabric

Posted by: KeyColour on February 27 2017

Silk is absorbent, making it comfortable to wear in warmer climates. In cold weather, silk keeps you warm due to its low conductivity. It is often used for clothing such as formal dresses, blouses, ties, and shirts. It is also used for folk costumes, sun dresses, dress suits, robes, pajamas, lingerie and the lining of […]

The Unbearable Lightness of Chiffon

Posted by: KeyColour on February 13 2017

Chiffon is a balanced, lightweight plain sheer fabric which was woven with alternative twists of Z and S crepe yarns. These yarns have a high twist. The fabric is slightly puckered by the high twist of the crepe yarns in either direction after being woven. This gives the finished produce a somewhat rough feel and […]

Linen-Do You Know All There Really Is to Know About It?

Posted by: KeyColour on January 23 2017

At one point or another you have probably come across linen fabrics and marvelled at the beauty of this weave. You may have even inherited a set of linen home decor and are impressed by the durability of this type of textile. It comes as no surprise that even with its higher than usual price, […]

Dyeing Polyester- Know The Facts!

Posted by: KeyColour on January 16 2017

Polyester is a man-made fibre made from petroleum, water, air and coal. Created in a laboratory in the twentieth century, this fabric was developed from a chemical reaction between alcohol and acid. There is a combination of more than two molecules from alcohol and acid to create a larger molecule in a repeating structure throughout […]

Color trends for 2017

Posted by: KeyColour on January 9 2017

The year 2017 is about to start. With it is the transition of color trends and palettes for fashion, interior, and graphic designs. From previous Rose Quartz and Serenity as Colors of last year, 2017 offers different hues and best combinations of colors for fashion, product, designs, and interiors. Colors always make our lives more […]

Creating Foolproof Color Combinations

Posted by: KeyColour on December 26 2016

Whether you are looking to design a new corporate uniform or you’re planning to revamp physical spaces, you need to ensure that your overall theme is complemented by your chosen color scheme. However, it cannot be denied that some people just have an eye for colors and designs, while other people are unable to determine […]

Boosting Morale on Chicago River

Posted by: KeyColour on December 19 2016

November was a dramatic month for baseball fans as the championship-starved Chicago Cubs finally won its first World Series Champions. The team took home the silverware in the 2016 World Series with a victory over the Cleveland Indians, a crowd favorite. What made the win so bittersweet is the fact that the team had to […]