Mohair, a South African success story

wool mohair made in SA

Mohair has a history that stretches back thousands of years. Mohair- or the fleece of the Angora Goat – is thought to have originated in the Himalayan Mountains in Tibet.  Today mohair is one of the most luxurious fibres used extensively in the production of throws, blankets , snoods and scarves. Mohair is a natural resource and well-known for its …

Is AnnMack Home cotton percale bedding really so special?

This is a question I am asked at least once a week. The public is wary, having previously purchased bedding from major retailers, they find it hard to believe that good, old fashioned quality percale is available, I mean, where does one look? The common complaint from customers is that their percale sheets don’t last, their pillowslips start to separate …

Why selling only “Earth-Friendly” products is important to us.

Many people ask me if it really matters if a product is friendly to Mother Earth or not. For us that means a natural product  that lasts for many years, can be recycled or even upcycled in some cases. It also means products that are made and grown in the earth naturally. Why is it important? One only has to …

How should I wash my cotton towels?

It is imperative that cotton towels are washed on a hot setting (60 degrees) in order to sanitise them. Keep in mind that your towel touches very intimate parts of the body so cold water washing is not going to be sufficient. For domestic use, wash at least once a week and avoid fabric softeners. The waxy residue that builds …

How to keep your white percale white!

White percale and bed

White 100% cotton percale needs to be washed in hot water in order to remain white . If your white percale is a little less than lovely, wash it at a really hot temperature  for one wash ( 90 degrees) and see what happens. We recommend at least 50 degrees every third wash and 30-40 degrees every other wash. Avoid …