Washing Powder versus liquid detergent

Washing powder is a powdered form of soap designed specifically for the purpose of cleaning fabric. Well that sounds obvious doesnt it, and easy to understand. The term washing powder is universally applied to powdered detergent. Like a liquid detergent, powdered detergent is added to water for the purpose of cleaning the fabrics. These days thankfully most washing takes place in a washing machine though in some parts of the world it is still common…

Washing temperatures – Should I wash Hot or Not?

Washing temperatures and the question should I wash Hot or Not? can seem a daunting muddle.  But on the whole, in the modern age, it’s mostly a no to hot washing I’m afraid… We all know washing hot is great for sterilising!  And on hardy fabrics, like 100% cotton, a hot wash will really do no harm.  But therein lies the problem, modern fabrics designed to need less ironing, skim the body and hang beautifully…

Detergent For Men? so… who buys masculine fragranced detergent – you might be suprised?

Distinctive washing powder  launched the worlds first ‘Detergent For Men,’ Distinctive washing powder for men at the end of 2011. In 2011 the gap in the detergent aisle became no more. For the first time ever there was now a choice, away from traditional female scents and baby cute packages designed for mums and babies. Distinctive washing powder launched the worlds first  masculine smelling product for the laundry aisle. However, whilst the initial customers were…

Louise from @Distinctivewash meets Will King, King of Shaves.

Louise from DistinctiveWash, meets Will King, King of Shaves. Will King founder of King of Shaves offered to meet Louise from @Distinctivewash after sending a tweet suggesting that Distinctive could be another Wingman brand.  So the meeting was set on the 20th December for Home House in London – the exclusive members club whose member list includes pretty much everyone on London’s business and celebrity ‘A’ list. “The Opportunity to gain counsel from another successful brand…

The difference between a biological and a non biological detergent?

The difference between a biological and a non-biological detergent! It seems as though everyone is confused about “The difference between a biological and a non-biological detergent?” Some people insisting online that biological powders contain optical brighteners… what? and some that non-bios are better for the environment? Whilst other forum posts report bio formulas are more environmentally friendly, and that non bio’s the only safe washing formula for sensitive skin and so on… Muddled? well, we’re…

Do you know your washing symbols?

When it comes to washing our clothes, most of us do not have a clue what the little symbols actually mean—so we thought we’d give you a little heads up.   With Distinctive you will only ever have to wash at 30/40 degrees but you might still want to glance at labels occasionally as the spin speed could still damage your fabric. Washing symbols Do not bleach your clothes (just add a scoop of something…