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How to Make Felted Wool Dryer Balls (With Video)

How to Make Felted Wool Dryer Balls (With Video)

If you are here you have surely opted for a greener lifestyle, either that or you are looking for a new DIY project to keep your hands busy. As someone who is interested in sustainable solutions (which is where the idea for HankyBook came from), I am obsessed with...

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17 Handy Handkerchief Uses [Infographic]

17 Handy Handkerchief Uses [Infographic]

I've argued that the handkerchief is the most eco-friendly way to blow your nose, catch coughs, and snare sneezes. I've also made the case that handkerchiefs are no more or less sanitary than paper tissues - and that HankyBooks offer the most protection of all. And...

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The Beginner’s Guide to Dryer Balls

The Beginner’s Guide to Dryer Balls

On this site, we talk a lot about hankies, but today we’re talking about balls – dryer balls! If you have a passion for sustainability, you must have heard of them, they are the new “It Girl” when it comes to an eco-friendly alternative to dryer sheets and fabric....

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6 Ladies Handkerchiefs You Need In Your Drawer

6 Ladies Handkerchiefs You Need In Your Drawer

Forget about diamonds! A hanky is a woman’s best friend. Historically known as a handkercher or kerchief, it helps to wipe those unavoidable wedding tears, blow a persistent runny nose or even save the planet (think landfills).  Every woman can rely on a good...

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Guide to Best Men’s Handkerchiefs + Our Top 5 Picks

Guide to Best Men’s Handkerchiefs + Our Top 5 Picks

A handkerchief is an accessory that sets some men apart from others. If you aren't struggling with a cold or hayfever, you may not need a handkerchief most days. But on that day that you do pull out your trusty hanky to tend to a wounded child. Or improvise a...

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Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Gift Guide for 2020

Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Gift Guide for 2020

If you’re eco-friendly like me, you probably want to share your passion with friends and family. Eco-consciousness is infectious! I get asked for my opinion about environmentally friendly gifts all the time, so I thought that with the holidays on the way it would be a...

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How to Stop Sneezing and Runny Noses

How to Stop Sneezing and Runny Noses

As someone who has struggled with a runny nose and sneezing most of my adult life, I know all-too-well how debilitating it can be. Whether it’s from allergies, hayfever, or a nasty cold – the effect on your productivity, enjoyment, comfort, and even your relationships...

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Is the Handkerchief More Hygienic than Tissues?

Is the Handkerchief More Hygienic than Tissues?

Historically, the handkerchief (“hanky”) was the charming companion for anyone that urgently needed to wrangle a sneeze or blow a nose. By the mid-20th-century, disposable tissue paper had become a popular alternative. Initially created to remove cold cream from...

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The Best Handkerchief for Blowing Nose & Stifling Sneezes

The Best Handkerchief for Blowing Nose & Stifling Sneezes

On my quest to discover the best handkerchief for blowing nose, I realized something important: The handkerchief is back, baby! Hankies say a lot about you. The fact that you carry one is a silent statement in itself. That you’re prepared for any spill or sneeze. That...

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How to Fold a Handkerchief (Secret Sanitary Method Revealed)

How to Fold a Handkerchief (Secret Sanitary Method Revealed)

If you’ve come here to learn how to fold a pocket square, an adornment for your jacket pocket, then this is not the article for you. Luckily we cover folding in our pocket square guide so if that’s what you’re looking for, see you over there! No – this article is...

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What is a Pocket Square? Definition, Uses, Tips & More!

What is a Pocket Square? Definition, Uses, Tips & More!

What is a pocket square? A pocket square is a small rectangle of cloth that fits snugly in the breast pocket of your jacket, providing a stylish hint of fabric peeking out to increase visual appeal. All eyes on that square. Now, I know what you’re thinking: do you...

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