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Wordans: A Little Touch of Modernity

A Little Touch of Modernity

By: Fashionista B

Do you want to add a little touch of modernity to your living room? There is some amazing modern trends happening in modern furniture. My favourite trend in living room seating is the blending of old classic designs with modern fabrics, prints and flairs. I have hand-picked a few pieces, from the Wordans Canadian catalogue, that I think match this trend and are fantastic addition to anyone’s living room.

 

Prints…

Pulling away from the solid colouring of contemporary furniture and adding a one or two printed pieces can make a huge change to the vibe in your living room. The Candace & Basil Club Chair & Ottoman is a fun addition for several reasons.

Firstly, the print is a fantastic blend of classic women in film, featuring Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. This chair has the classic wing-back design with modern clean stitching and a complimentary ottoman for extra comfort. Modern black and white tones also adds a little touch of modernity to this piece.

 

Secondly, a print chair I am in love with, the Candace & Basil Abhay Accent Chair. This gorgeous chair sports a white print on three sides of the chair, with a lush blue fabric and accent pillow on the front. The chair sports a vintage low-back design with brass nail accents and wooden flared legs. The stitching is ribbed, which is a modern tactic, and this chair has two statements from the front view and the side view. This is a colorful statement piece to add to a living room, office, or even bedroom.

 

The Victorian Chaise…

As a huge fan of literature, I am obsessed with Victorian furniture. So I was VERY happy when the classic fainting couch, aka the chaise lounge, began roaring back into popularity. The Candace & Basil Chaise with storage is designed with pure classic design, from the tufted padding to the contoured legs. I also like that this unit has storage underneath the seat. With this unit you can add a little touch of modernity whilst boasting classic high-class styling and de-cluttering all-in-one!

 

Chair Flares…

Accent chairs are also on the rise. Placing extra seating around your living room space gives a more inviting atmosphere to your house. The Candace & Basil Accent Chair has many of the design features of the Abhay chair. Brass nail trim and wooden flared feet but, this chair also includes tufted fabric. The small touches like the metal ring and rounded low arm base with streamlined fabric. This chair comes in a set of 2.

 

A little touch of modernity….

Utilizing classic designs with modern flares, like prints, metal touches, or fabrics, is a great way to modern up your living room.

 

 

 

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Wordans: Picking the right fabric for you

Picking the Right Fabric for You

By: Fashionista B

Ever wonder what the qualities of certain fabrics are? Why do some stain and others just wide away? After some research, I found some great basic information about three popular winter fabrics: Cotton, Polyester and Fleece. Once you know the qualities of each fabric, you are prepared for the winter weather, and since Wordans carries a wide selection of clothing, it is good to know how to find exactly what you want.

Let’s start with one of the oldest and most popular fabrics, cotton.

Cotton

Cotton is a highly versatile fabric that we see in both house textiles and clothing. This plant is easily obtained and is easier to grow than other products because due to the lack of chemicals or products required. This fabric tends to be quite soft and only requires basic spinning to be made into a usable fabric. The fibers hold colour and prints extremely well, making it a highly versatile product. Now, there are two types of spinning techniques I want to talk about. The rough-spun and ring-spun.

Rough-Spun

To begin, rough-spun cotton is exactly as it sounds, cotton that has been spun until a fiber exists. There is generally a lot of space between the cotton fibers, which makes the material lighter and less comfortable against the skin, but can be used to create a wide-range of textiles that are soft and warm for a lower cost to customers. Cotton is a good fabric for sensitive skin, it is easy to shape and hangs well, but it tends to lose its shape and durability when wet. Rough-spun generally comes pre-shrunk and blended with polyester to give more durability.

Ring-Spun

Secondly, there is ring-spun cotton. This technique is when the cotton is continually spun until there is little or no gaps between the fibers. You end up with a more durable, heavier strand that is much softer. This process requires more work and tends to be more expensive but durable. Ring-spun is great for sweaters and shirts, as they are extremely soft and durable.

Now onto…

Polyester

Polyester is a synthetic fiber, that is created through a chemical reaction between acid and alcohol. This fiber is extremely hydrophobic, which means it is highly water and stain resistant. The only downside is polyester does love oils, so be sure to avoid grease because these stains will not easily come out.

Polyester is highly durable, and resistant to mildew, stretching, shrinking, warping, and dries extremely quickly. This product lasts longest when washed and dried at low temperatures. This is great because it means shorter wash and dry cycles with cold water and heat, significantly reducing electricity and water bills. Polyester, because is does not absorb water, can feel stifling when the weather is hot.

 

Finally, onto fleece…

Fleece

Fleece is actually made from polyester fibers and is the perfect insulator against extreme cold weather. It works best as an outer or mid-layer. Due to its polyester base, this fabric is hydrophobic, and does not absorb water. It dries extremely quickly and is very durable and breathable.

The downside to fleece is the same as polyester, it is extremely stain resistant except with oils. This fabric is also stifling when warm, so it is not ideal as a base layer in the winter. This plush material is magnificent for bedding, sweaters and fall coats.

 

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Wordans: Winter Fitness

Winter Fitness

By: Fashionista B

Alright, Ladies and Gents, it’s time to admit it….it’s winter. Tis the season to stop exercising, eat some tasty foods to build up your winter fat stores and cuddle under cosy knit sweaters.

WRONG! Don’t be like every other Canadian, like my friend Chippy here…

It is more important than ever to get outside and continue your workout habits. I know, everyone preaches how important winter fitness is to your physical health, however, I know of a few more reasons you may want to continue your routine (or start running in the first place 😉 )

Because seriously, we Canadians deal with mental health issues all winter long! This is because shorter days mean less sunlight. This causes a vitamin D deficiency in all Canadians, which means more anxiety, depression, and SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).

Winter Fitness is the best method to battle Canadian Winters. It is the only way to defeat all the rain, silt, sleet, snow, and ice that is thrown our way.

Now for MORE good news, exercising in cold weather:

  • Burns more calories
  • Increases your tolerance to cold weather
  • Exposes you to fresher air reducing winter colds
  • Increases your water intake
  • Increases your endurance faster
  • Exposes you to more sunlight increasing your Vitamin D
  • Decreases your chances of SAD, anxiety and depression
  • Increases your cardio health (ie your heart)
  • And leaves you with a rockin’ body for the following Spring/Summer!

 

Ok, I want to exercise….. now what?

To start, find a good pair of running shoes and socks! With a nice running shoe and, more importantly, properly lined fleece socks, you are already halfway out the door.

Secondly, is the find the perfect workout layers. Let’s start with your shirt. You should actively look for a style of shirt called a Performance Shirt because these are made with materials that pull sweat away from the body and leave you warm. These shirts usually have a polyester base, like the Gildan 42400 and 42400L.

Thirdly, you will want a fleece layer. If the day is not too cold, this layer can be an autumn style jacket with waterproof shell and fleece interior. Look for Performance wear, like the Ash City North Series, because they are waterproof, but also warm up to -12.

Lastly, if it is a colder day, grab a full warm jacket and wear a fleece sweater between your coat and performance shirt to ensure you are properly attired.

So, don’t let winter stop you! Incorporate fun activities into your fitness, like snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or winter ultimate frisbee!

 

 

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Wordans Guide to Canadian Layering

Wordans: Layering in Canada

By: Fashionista B

 Wordans is working to put together fashion lines specifically for Canadians and Canadian weather! We Canadians, old and new, always struggle to get through the winter without looking like abominable snowpeople! Sometimes on cold days, we think the more layers the more warmth, however, there is a technique to beat Old Man Winter at his game with Canadian Layering.

I’ve been living in Canada for 30 years and after much trial and error, I have finally figured out the best technique for dressing in layers without sacrificing my comfort or style.

Layering is more difficult than it sounds. For instance, on a typical winter day you are walking through -20 weather and then jumping on the subway train that is +15. So how can you get to work without sweating like crazy but still being warm?

The most recent winter forecast from Global News suggests that a large portion of Canada is going to be covered in snow, so you are going to need clothing that keeps you warm, dry and mobile. Try Canadian Layering!

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So…without further ado.. here are my 3 steps to Canadian Layering…

The First Layer

Your first layer should be a cotton or silk blend. A material that will absorb any sweat and pull it away from your bare skin. This is the most important layer to your entire outfit and finding a shirt with great material and looks good can be a challenge.

Featured here are the women’s Gildan 5400L and our men’s Gildan 5400 cotton shirts. These are both available in a variety of colours and are almost 100% cotton. Our women’s shirt has a tapered waist and double stitching on the edges to give it a relaxed look. Our men’s shirt is a pre-shrunk jersey knit, that has a wonderful texture and sits well on any body type.

The Second Layer

Your second layer should consist of warmer materials. This layer should provide excellent coverage, as well as insulation. Hoodies, zip-up sweaters, or anything with fleece works great for this layer. I am featuring here the Gildan G186FL Ladies and the Gildan 18600 Mens sweaters. They are both zip up’s which tend to minimize layering bulk. It also makes it much easier to remove layers as needed when getting onto the metro, or riding in a hot car or bus.

The Final Layer…

The final layer, your jacket. One of the benefits of layering on top of a cotton or silk layer is that by the time you put on your coat you don’t feel or look bulky. You can switch your jacket layer from a heavy to a lightweight jacket depending on the temperature. Your jacket should not only have a warm liner but also a water-resistant shell. The shell is important because when it is snowing, the snow melts and can seep through your jacket and layers. The Ash City North End men’s 3 in 1 Jacket and the Devon & Jones ladies Jacket are both warm and waterproof.

Have a great winter!! Stay Warm!

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Puns intended on a t-shirt: yay or nay?

There are tons of puns (intended or not) on t-shirts over the vast Internet. Here are a bunch of our favourites! What’s cool is that you can create your own at wordans.com. Will you be able to top our fabulous creation?

 

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Found on Look Human

 

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Found on Food and Wine

 

 

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Found on Buzzfeed

 

 

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Found on Etsy

 

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Found on Wordans

 

And this is ours! Can you create a better one? Let’s find out at wordans.com

 

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Yes, a T-shirt IS fashionable and here’s how

It’s not only the comfiest thing you can wear to get through the day, it’s also a fashion statement… If you choose it right! Here are examples of t-shirts perfectly blended with a fashion attitude. Take notes!

1. With a lace skirt

 

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This clashing looks has some kind of harmony.

Found on HappilyGrey, photo by John Hillin.

2. Neutral tons

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A soft palette, a fashion statement.

Found on Lookastic

 

3. Bright pants

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A simple tshirt with some words and bright pants will change your look.

Found of Punky-B.

 

4. Accessories

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Pimp your look with a hat, glasses and a necklace. You might be surprise by how great you look!

 

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First picture found on Style Guy and second one on A Lifetime of Rain.

You will then be able to create your own and make people notice you at wordans.com

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New Color Arrivals for Wordans’ American Apparel Custom T-shirts!

Basics are an essential part of everyone’s wardrobe, whether you are a man or a woman. A classic look is often the most comfortable and convenient for day-to-day use.  But who says you can’t sport a casual look without making it original? Customize your t-shirts for an awesome look!

Most of you are familiar with the American Apparel 2001 model. Good News! Wordans custom t-shirts is now offering a blast of various new colors!

Customize your American Apparel t-shirt with our new color flavors like apricot, sea foam or sunshine or, for those who don’t like to venture into the rainbow scale, have no fear!

Wordans custom t-shirts still carries your favorites like black, cranberry, navy blue etc.

Now what are you waiting for?

Go to www.wordans.ca and select T-shirts in the “create your own” dropdown menu. (or simply click HERE)

Pick an American Apparel 2001 color and upload any custom image or text that you want! Remember, all images and text are resizable to your personal taste.

Stay Casual and Original with Wordans Custom T-shirts. 

Click The Image Below To Check Out Our New Colors!

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Stop Standing in Line and Start Designing with Wordans

Don’t stand in shopping mall lines and start designing your own looks now! Wordans custom t-shirt designs make it easy to take your ideas straight to the shirt through custom images, individual looks, and unique logos. Get out of the mall, and hit up your computer!

Affordable, fast , and fun, Wordans has everything you’re looking for in custom t-shirt designs from cool styles, bulk savings, and custom design fun, you can do it all in minutes from the comfort of your own digs!

Want more than just custom t-shirt designs? We also offers stickers, hats, bags, posters and business cards. Take custom t-shirt design to a whole new level with Wordans; if you can think it, we can design it!

With hundreds of  t-shirt design companies to choose from, Wordans stands out by keeping it easy, fun and local, Wordans has over ten years with manual and automatic screen-printing.

Got writers block? We got you covered with a design community that’s contributed thousands of iconic images to choose from.

In a hurry? Wordans will ship out your custom designs within 24 hours of you creating it.

Never designed a t-shirt before? Wordans offers you a simple 3-step process, and keeps it fun, fresh and creative.

Want to keep your employees happy? Not only does Wordans offer bulk and corporate discounts, we also offer hundreds of styles, colors and designs.

Skip the lines and the look-a-likes. Create your own look and do it in minutes with a simple 3-step online design tool.

Wordans is also proudly Canadian, with printing facilities in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, but regardless of where you are, we are ready to ship in 24 hours of yours is  created!

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Wordans loves our community !


We are curious to see what your organization does with their custom prints from Wordans.  Let’s share those beautiful moments with our fans and us.  At Wordans We love to see our community growing as a big family and we know it could be difficult for your fundraiser to get enough money for your project, this is why Wordans has a special promo code for you!  Get 60% OFF on an order of more than 50 t-shirts with the promo code : charityw Order now

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