Ski suits are outerwear worn over clothes when engaging in skiing, snowboarding and other winter sporting activities. They are usually made from wind- and water-resistant fabric, and has a non-removable liner made of nylon, silk, cotton or taffeta. Their main function is to keep a person warm while participating in outdoor sports during cold climate.
These suits can either be a one-piece jumpsuit, or two-piece ensemble comprised of a ski jacket and salopettes or ski pants. These items tend to be a bit bulkier than ordinary pieces of clothing but can be safely shipped as long as properly packed. They should be well protected from damage as tears and holes will allow entry of cold air and render the suit useless. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship a ski suit. Read more →
Cashmere, is a textile fibre made from the coat of the domestic goat native to Kashmir in the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent. Cashmere is known for its softness, fine texture, strength, excellent insulation properties and high price tag. Items made from cashmere include scarves, shawls, knitwear, bedding and other home items.
While known to last for years under proper care, items made from cashmere are prone to such damages as snagging, wrinkling and deformation if mishandled. When shipping these items, proper packing precautions must be observed to avoid any such damage. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship cashmere items. Read more →
Silk is a type of fabric made from natural fibers derived from the cocoons of the larvae of the mulberry silkworm Bombyx mori. Each cocoon consists of a single thread that is about 1300 meters long. This single thread is too fragile so 8 threads are twisted together to form a sturdy yarn that can be used for weaving the fabric.
Fabrics made of natural silk are known for their softness, luster and insulating properties. They are highly priced because production is very laborious. It takes approximately 650 silkworm cocoons and 100 labor hours to produce sufficient silk fabric to make one blouse. Apart from garments, silk fabric are used to make other luxury items such as beddings, curtains and furniture upholstery. Read more →
Dresses made from delicate fabrics such as silk, lace, satin and chiffon can be cumbersome to pack. Simply dumping them in a box could deform their shapes or create creases and wrinkles that could make them look like you’ve been sleeping in them weeks.
To ensure that the delicate clothing is in excellent condition when the recipient pulls it out of the package, here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship a dress. Read more →
A parka is a cold-weather coat, usually with fur-lined hood. It is typically stuffed with down or a very warm synthetic fiber to provide warmth in freezing temperatures. Feathers in a down-filled parka create volume that trap layers of air to help retain warmth and keep out the cold.
Down feathers is top of the line when it comes to insulation as it traps heat better than any other materials. Down also retains its light weight making it a popular material for insulation. It is also more expensive than other materials. Read more →
Inline skates are a type of roller skate with four or five wheels arranged in a single line and used for inline skating. The first commercially available inline skate was released by Rollerblades in 1987 and inline skating has since become a popular recreational activity. In fact, inline skates have been incorporated in various sports including inline speed skating, inline hockey and inline figure skating to name a few.
An inline skate is composed of basic parts, namely, boot, frame, bearings, wheels and brakes. The boot is worn on the foot like a regular boot, fastened by laces or velcro straps or combination of both. It is usually heavily padded for protection and comfort making it bulkier than the regular boot. Read more →
Bow ties have become fashionable again and many men are wearing them not only for formal occasions like weddings or black tie events but also as a suave accessory for casual ensembles.
They usually come in a variety of styles including ones with large wings (butterfly), narrow wings (batwing bows) and pointed ends. The standard bow tie (self-tie) usually consists of a strip of fabric tied around the collar in a symmetrical manner such that the two opposite ends form loops or bows.
Ready-tied bow ties are also commonplace, albeit frowned upon by old school bow tie users. This type eliminates the need for the wearer to make the knot himself and usually features a bow attached on an elastic band with clasps on the ends to easily secure on back of the collar. Another ready-tied variety is the clip-on which has a mechanism that can be easily clipped to the front of the collar. Read more →
Baseball caps have become more than just part of a baseball player’s uniform. This head gear is now a ubiquitous fashion accessory among many individuals. These caps come in a variety of designs, materials, colors, sizes and price ranges and make great gifts for all occasions, whether the recipient is young or old, male or female.
These head gear are also practical during sunny, rainy and windy weather conditions and wearing one is a great way to hide unkempt locks during a particularly bad hair day. A lot of celebrities try to walk around in public incognito by wearing baseball caps and sunglasses. Some of them succeed but a lot do not because a $500 designer cap will surely catch a lot of attention! Read more →