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Washing Instructions for Fleece

Many people have asked me how to keep fleece soft & fluffy. This is what I tell them: Do's and Don'ts of washing fleece. Do's: 1. Turn item inside out 2. Wash in warm or cold water3. Wash with like colors (except jeans or towels) 4. Dry in warm dryer or hang to dry. (It dries quickly) Don'ts: 1. Do NOT use fabric softener or dryer sheets 2. Do NOT use bleach 3. Do NOT use hot water, a hot dryer, or an iron (high heat melts fleece) 4. Do NOT wash with tough fabrics like jeans or towels   FYI:  I was struggling with how to write Do's and Dont's so I did a little research and settled with the Grammer Girl's...

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Weight of Fleece

Many companies that sell fleece use grams and ounces to describe weight or thickness of the fleece. GGb uses warm, warmer, & warmest.

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Why Fleece?

It wasn't until a little before the last century that synthetics (man made) materials were created.  In 1910, it was rayon, 1930's nylon, then spandex, polyester and many more.  In the 1950's, "Wash and Wear" became very popular and saved many hours of work. Today, synthetics are everywhere and in almost everything.  In the late 1970's, the researchers at Malden Mills, now Polartec, wanted to create a product for outdoor activities that would act like wool but not itch, smell, or shrink when wet. (Although wearers of wool say that that only happens with cheap wool, many disagree.  There is one thing that everyone agrees on and that is good quality wool is very expensive).  They were successful in creating a product they called Polar Fleece.  Fleece has...

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