Okay, so I know this little history lesson came out of the blue, but believe me it is completely relevant to my life today! I have become the designated "minkee kit cutter" at work. Now you might wonder what minkee is. It is one of the newest craze fabrics and absolutely a dream. Cutting it is like sliding a hot knife through butter, a swipe of the hand across it's smooth surface is like dipping into a pool of water (without that whole annoying wet part). Sewing with it can be a bit of a beezy since it is a knit and stretches like crazy, but the finished project is so worth it! How does this tie into factory life? Each cut leaves tiny fibers EVERYWHERE. I come home covered in it most every day. When minkee gets in the air and I start choking on the tiny fibers I think of the early textile factory workers and how their situation was much worse. I have to wonder though, how does polyester digest??
Check out some of the kits I've made here! Or just come into Porter's and I'll help you choose one!