Month: August 2005

Lean Laundry

Dinesh Shah and Daniel Carter from the Engineering Department at the University of Florida have reblended laundry detergent; the mix resulting in a 20% drier than usual wash. Considering that nearly 6% of all residential electricity is used on clothes dryers, the cost savings to consumers and the environment could be in the millions.…

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Ironies of fabric sourcing

I often talk to Kathleen about my woes of being a DE and starting off small. One of the biggest problems I have is sourcing fabric at small minimums, meaning 100 yards or less per fabric. Many of you know the drill; most of the companies that sell in small quantities are so popular that their fabric is everywhere.…