Most of us can often feel overwhelmed by the relentless challenges of daily life, but finding mindful practices and hobbies is recognised as an effective way of relieving stress and improving mental health.
We believe that taking the time to give a little TLC to your wardrobe - whether that be by mending, washing or even decluttering - can encourage mindfulness, and reduce feelings of stress or anxiety. Moreover, it's important to spend time away from our phones and laptops every day. Social media may seem like an un-demanding activity but too much time on our smart devices can lead to sensory overload - and the internet can provide its own tidal wave of stresses!
This Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, we want to share with you our best tips for taking care of your clothing, so you too can relax, get creative, and have fun!
Well, mending your clothes will help you keep them for longer - and we're loving the current visible mending trend! Instead of hiding rips and tears, the visible mending movement turns them into art. Born from the Japanese art of sashiko, visible mending enables crafters to eschew fast fashion and make imperfections beautiful. Visible mending also means you we can add personality and individuality to our clothing, helping express ourselves!
Need help getting started with your mending? Check out our super simple online tutorials to get you going. If you're unsure on how to do this at home, you can request a quote from our team and they'll be happy to help.
3. CARING FOR CLOTHES
Doing something repetitive with your hands that takes your brain away from its usual stresses is very beneficial. We recommend de-pilling your favourite jumper with our cashmere combs and see for yourself the satisfying results!
Start removing those bobbles ASAP with our Cashmere Combs.
Taking care of your clothing, whether that be by mending, decluttering or even by washing clothes, is a simple way to keep your mind occupied, help soothe stress and encourage a sense of accomplishment in a job well done!
We hope that, using our top tips you'll be able to breathe new life to your favourite clothing, while helping relieve anxiety and improve overall mental health. Browse our full range to make laundry day a breeze.