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Cotton, non-synthetic (or low% synthetic) sports bras?

I have a sports bra that I bought in 2005 - Jockey, cotton, a bit of stretch - and it has outlasted a plethora of synthetic sports bras. When I shop at Target, Athleta, etc. all I see for sale are 100% synthetic bras that stretch out of shape, make me feel claustrophobic and get icky when they're wet. Help me find the Platonic Ideal of Cotton Sports Bras again. [more inside]
posted by rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto on Jul 30, 2014 - 8 answers

Why do farmers use "hybrid cultivars" that don't re-seed?

I recently read this terribly sad article in the Guardian, which describes how cotton farmers in India "must purchase fresh seeds as retailers sell them only as hybrid cultivars, which prevents growers from replanting them the following year." [more inside]
posted by greenish on May 9, 2014 - 20 answers

I'm looking for a waxed canvas/ waxed cotton bag..

I'd like to get largeish waxed canvas or waxed cotton shoulder/messenger bag. Large enough to hold a number of vinyl records (12x12), bigger is ok, smaller won't work. I'm looking for waxed cotton because it is waterproof and looks cool, but other fabrics would be ok if they don't have logos and are also waterproof.
posted by kittensofthenight on Aug 27, 2013 - 12 answers

Where to buy girls' cotton nightgowns?

I'm looking for 100% cotton summer nightgowns for Go Banana jr., which is proving to be much more difficult than expected as everything appears to be polyester (so they don't burst into flame, apparently). I found exactly what I want through Boden, but alas they are entirely sold out in her size. Where can I buy these? It would be ideal to buy them in person in the Toronto area, but on-line is also fine. I'm looking for size 7-8.
posted by Go Banana on Jul 16, 2013 - 11 answers

Cotton Anniversary ideas

Last year my wife and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary (paper anniversary) by writing a joint academic paper and delivering it at a (enormously fortuitous) conference which spanned our two very different disciplines. In a few months (Late June) it is our cotton anniversary. What can we do that is similarly themed and awesome? [more inside]
posted by Just this guy, y'know on Feb 10, 2013 - 14 answers

Wide Ribbed 100% Cotton Underwear that Stretched to the Moon

The underwear that got away 10 years ago is still keeping me up at night. (Melodrama) [more inside]
posted by alice_curiouse on Jan 10, 2013 - 8 answers

Out out damn spot

How to get blood out of a sweater (silk/cotton/cashmere blend)? [more inside]
posted by hrj on Nov 29, 2012 - 13 answers

Old school swim suit

Ladies, please? Does anyone have any ideas on where to find a plain old COTTON swim suit? [more inside]
posted by henry scobie on Mar 22, 2012 - 8 answers

What do you call super-soft denim?

What is this fabric? Why is it so soft? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Oct 23, 2011 - 3 answers

Will it quilt?

How can I tell if vintage fabric (some lovely old printed tablecloths with no labels) is 100% cotton? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Sep 27, 2011 - 5 answers

Acid wash cotton does not belong in my house.

Cotton twill fabric developed acid-wash effect after a trip through the washer. Another wash didn't fix it, what is wrong and what do I do? [more inside]
posted by momus_window on Apr 2, 2011 - 9 answers

Can I get away with putting these "line dry" pants in the dryer?

LaundryFilter: I recently bought some stretch cotton pants. According to the label, stretch cotton is defined as c. 97-98% cotton, with the remainder being spandex. Unfortunately, that very same label informs me that I'm supposed to line dry these pants, which is enormously inconvenient for me. Could I get away with putting these through a few minutes in a regular dryer on the low dry/delicates setting or would that destroy the pants? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Apr 7, 2010 - 17 answers

Where can I find all-cotton wrinkle-free shirting fabric by the yard?

Where can I find all-cotton wrinkle-free shirting fabric by the yard? [more inside]
posted by dbolll on Feb 3, 2010 - 2 answers

paging Lady Macbeth

Suggestions for removing large, set-in blood stains from cotton fabric? [more inside]
posted by happy scrappy on Sep 11, 2009 - 22 answers

Where to buy unlined linen or other lightweight jacket online?

Where can I buy an unlined or lightweight men's linen jacket or similar like this for very hot, humid Kyoto summer? Must be worn with white dress shirt, tie and black pants. Degree of difficulty: 46L/XL and shipping to Japan. [more inside]
posted by planetkyoto on Jun 25, 2009 - 14 answers

Why are ironing instructions on cotton shirts inconsistent?

Why do different pure cotton shirts suggest that they be ironed at very different temperatures? [more inside]
posted by Busy Old Fool on Jun 22, 2009 - 9 answers

Seeking one-piece, footless pajamas

Where can I buy one-piece, footless pajamas made of soft, medium-weight cotton, that aren't meant to be underwear? [more inside]
posted by poulet on Nov 15, 2008 - 12 answers

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