Sensory fashion is so 2015! This key macro trend could not have comes at a better time. We’re hungry for “thingness” — a term referring to objects that have a physical presence, create an emotional response and have a connection to the place they were made. And the best place to start is with our clothes. We want our everyday comforting fabrics to mean something and last in this disposable world.
We attended the P&G Future Fabrics 2015 forum back in January to find out more about how the rising sensorial trend of taking care of fabric is having on the fashion industry. New fabric technology is making fashionable clothing machine-washable and easy to take care of with long-lasting fragrance and odor-shielding advances that go beyond just covering up odors.
We learned how to have a better relationship with all the new cleansing and conditioning items available now from P&G, with our very handsome and charismatic host, stylist and television personality George Kotsiopoulos (above) taking us through each showroom and product demonstration.
In a nutshell, the best way to properly take care of your fabrics is to apply the three step FiberSCIENCE innovation strategy to redefine the traditional definition of fabric care and cleaning. The three key steps to P&G FiberSCIENCE includes: Step 1. Clean, Step 2. Protect and Step 3. Enhance, much like how we view our skincare routine of Cleanse, Tone and Moisturize.
Giles Deacon, Fashion Designer and P&G Global Fashion Consultant, teamed up with P&G to create the The P&G Future Fabrics Collection, an entirely wearable collection that is machine-washable and fashion-forward. A surprise fashion show at the event revealed Deacon’s collection of floaty, airy, comfortable and breathable fabrics. Models walked down the impromptu runway wearing a mixture of delicate pastels against stark whites, proving that Tide leads the way in keeping whites bright and colors vibrant. Summer-ready kaftan and column dresses were awash in paisley, geometric stripes and flower scribble prints, along with non-constricting cocoon tops and empire waist sundresses.
“Women always want to feel fresh, so I wanted the collection and label to bring this desire to life! Each garment exudes a youthful sense of style combined with pop fresh sensibility that will make the wearer feel confident enough to take on any challenge presented to them and feel socially uninhibited so they can get close to others.” — Giles Deacon
To help make your favorite (and new!) clothes last, feel soft and stand up to everyday wear and tear, make sure to check out the following P&G products:
Ultra Downy Infusions Botanical Mist fabric softener, designed to enhance the feel and life of your most loved, treasure garments while the scent adds a sophisticated fragrance. The new scent opens with crisp, dewy, green apples and pears blended with lush greenery, vibrant spring flowers and the fragrance of a warm breeze. Downy works to protect and enhance your fashion pieces after washing with detergent so that they feel soft and last longer with a beautiful scent.
Downy Fresh Protect is like deodorant for your clothes! The beads act as an in-wash odor shield and infuse fabrics with motion-activated technology to neutralize and prevent even the toughest odors for up to 24-hours. Available in two fresh scents: Active Fresh and Fresh Blossom for all-day odor neutralization. To use, simply add directly to the drum of your washing machine (never in the dispenser drawer) before you begin the wash cycle. The beads will slowly dissolve over time; encouraged to be used with your favorite Downy fabric softeners.
The Tide he Turbo Detergent is made specifically for your HE washer. These specially marked detergents are designed to help save you time and energy with their quick-collapsing Turbo Smart Suds technology. This technology helps your laundry rinse clean without sending HE washers into additional rinse cycles that can add up to 25-minutes to your cycle time and waste up to 10 gallons of water!
New to the Tide Pod family is Tide Pods Plus Febreze! This new 4-in-1 technology gives you detergent, stain remover, brightener and 24-hours of freshness all in one single pac to help streamline your laundry routine while giving fabrics what they need to look their best. The new Botanical Rain scent combines hints of jasmine, rose and freesia for ongoing freshness. The secret to this breakthrough technology in found in the pod’s three-chamber design which separates ingredients until they hit the wash for outstanding cleaning power.
Available in food, drug, and mass market retailers nationwide starting in February 2015.
You can purchase all reviewed and mentioned items using our site, www.BeautyStat.com!
How are you currently taking care of your favorite fabrics? Will you be adding any of these new Tide and Downy cleansing and conditioning agents to your laundry routine?
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