Why we wear our clothes with care
The clothes we wear, the way we dry them and the way the way people look at us are just some of the things that make up our clothing and home life.
But what does that look like?
When we look at our clothes, how does the way they look affect our overall well-being?
Well, that’s where a new book from Grandma’s Clothes comes in.
Written by Grandma Shannon and her daughter, Grandma Clothes, the book was designed to help people understand how clothing affects our health and well- being.
“When I started working on this book, I thought it would be a lot of fun to have a look at what happens to your clothes in different ways and what that can mean for you,” Grandma says.
“This is the first book I’ve written where I’m not trying to do the ‘what ifs’ for a lot, but I’m trying to make a more general case, and that’s what I think is most important.”
When Grandma was a young woman in the 1980s, the recession hit and the clothing market was on the decline.
In a society where clothes are not only the most basic of household possessions, but also the most expensive, Grandmas Clothes hopes to help us understand how our clothes can impact our health, and how it can also be a way of making a difference to our overall health.
“I really wanted to give you some general advice on how clothes are made, and then to get a little bit more specific, what kind of things they do and how you can use them to make things better,” Grandmas says.
The book covers the topic of health and wellbeing from the very beginning, from the materials we use to how we care for them.
Grandma hopes it will also inspire you to wear your clothes more often.
“As an adult, if you’re a little more conscious about how you use your clothes, you’ll see how they can make a huge difference to your health,” Grandm says.
While the book covers a lot in just over 300 pages, it’s really about the way clothes are constructed, the techniques used to make them, and the materials that go into making them.
“You don’t need a textbook on how to make clothes, but you need to know how to think about what you want to wear, how you’re going to make it look, how it’s going to feel, how to wash it,” Grand m says.
“I hope it helps people understand the way our clothes actually look, and what can be done with them to improve their health.”
Grandma Shannon says there’s a lot more to learn from a person’s clothes than just their personal style.
“One of the really great things about clothing is that you’re constantly learning about the ways it’s made, the materials and the techniques,” Grands says.
Grandma says she believes it’s important for people to think in terms of the way a piece of clothing is made and the ways people care for and use them.
It’s also important to be mindful of the people who care for it.
“We are all responsible for how our clothing looks and behaves, and so we need to look out for ourselves and our children in terms what we care about, what is right for us, and who we want to be around,” Grand says.
When it comes to the book, Grandm believes people need to be more aware of what they wear, and make a conscious effort to think of what’s important to them, rather than just how they wear it.
Grandm says she also hopes the book will inspire people to take the time to think differently about the things they wear and how they care for their clothes.
“A lot of people have this idea that when you’re in the shop buying clothes, and you buy clothes that have a particular look, that you are trying to have something special,” Grand explains.
“But I think that’s so not the case.
I think when you see a great quality product, and it’s well made and you’re looking at it, it makes sense to try to make something you like.
It can make you feel good, and there’s nothing more satisfying than that.”
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