Care Tips to Keep Your Winter Clothes As Good As New

As the temperature continues to drop, it’s time to wake up your winter garments from hibernation! Winter’s cold can make any woollen garment look dingy in no time. In the interest of effectively extending the life of your winter garments, we’ve compiled a handy guide packed with tips including how to wash, maintain, dry, iron and store woollen clothing like a pro. Consider this your Bible for keeping your winter clothes looking perfect for seasons to come!

 

Washing

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  • Wash wool less frequently as it is a natural, self-regulating fiber that does not need to be cleaned as often as other clothes
  • Always use a gentle detergent. Check the pH value of detergent before washing. It should not be alkaline; otherwise, it will damage your woollen garments
  • Before washing your woollen clothing, check the manufacturer’s care label. This will give you details of the recommended method of washing your garment
  • Hand Wash : Soak your woollen clothes in a bucket of water with few drops of mild liquid detergent for 4-5 minutes. Rinse it with cold water and then gently squeeze all the excess water without wringing the fabric
  • Machine Wash : If your machine doesn’t have a ‘wool’ cycle, choose ‘delicate’ or ‘hand wash’ function instead

 

Maintenance

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  • Brush them after every wear as wool accumulates a lot of dust and are vulnerable to moths
  • Air woollen garments, spread it flat on a table and let fresh air to pass in
  • Spot-clean or dry-clean accidental stains on your sweater, coat or scarf

 

Drying

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  • Do not line dry your warm clothing – dry them flat on a towel or a sheet
  • Hang-drying will cause the fabric to stretch, and your outfit will lose its shape
  • Allow them to dry at room temperature, away from sunlight and heat
  • Never store a slightly damp woollen garment in the wardrobe, it’s a comfortable spot for germ build-up

 

Ironing

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  • Never iron woollen garments when it’s dry – use steam heat when pressing
  • Turn your sweater inside out and iron on the inside
  • Set the settings on your iron to WOOL before pressing the garment

 

Storing

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  • Storing woollen garments in the right place is as important as cleaning it
  • Fold them neatly instead of hanging them on hangers
  • Make sure that they are not cramped up together as this will cause wrinkles
  • As wool is vulnerable to moth attack, you should make sure to hang mothballs on the shelf where you store it

 

Make sure to follow these tips, and your favourite winter wear will look great for years!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Year, New Offer – Discount Sale on Men’s T-shirts

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This New Year, Huetrap is excited to announce the grand discount sale from 23rd Dec 2016 – 31st Jan 2017. Take advantage on your favourite Graphic T-shirts. For the New Year comes but only after a year.

Discount Offer:

Rs.799 T-shirts for Rs.699

Rs.699 T-shirts for Rs.599

Everyone waits for the New Year’s Eve for a celebration above religion, place or even country! So celebrate New Year earlier this year during this grand sale of T-shirts. Huetrap’s New Year Sale is much more than just discounts. This sale gives you the chance to get your favourite Tees at discounted prices just by clicking on a button. Get your parties rocking this New Year Eve!

The different types of T-shirts on sale include Graphic T-shirts, Skull T-shirts and Buddha T-shirts. A plethora of collections in fantastic colours and style.

New Year shopping, until a few years back, meant taking all your family and diving deep into the nearest market, but now things are much simpler and easier than pushing your way through a mob on a busy road. Just a few clicks on a website, and you are done with your shopping.

Thus, it is time for you to plan your wish list by looking at the list of T-shirts on Huetrap. Graphic T-shirts are made from 100% cotton, skin-safe dyes for HD prints, and long-lasting. So, is your notebook and pen ready to jot down your needs? The sale is just a few more days. Ready. Set. BUY!

Wish you all a Happy and Prospers New Year 2017 in Advance.

Look Your Best This Christmas & New Year!

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Take a peek into Huetrap.
As Christmas is all about giving, we are giving you some of the best-designed T-shirts that the season has to offer. The treats available for men include Graphic T-shirt, Skull T-shirt, Rogue T-shirt, Football T-shirt and Solid T-shirt. If convenience and looks top your list, these tees are sure to please. Huetrap is never much fun!
Are you contemplating on what to wear for this Christmas eve or New year’s eve? A simple casual T-shirt will look great if you know how to pull it off. A blazer over a tee looks great. A statement T-shirt (graphic or message) looks classy with a pair of jeans and trendy shoes. A leather jacket over anything will make you look like a rock-star. It’s all about personal style and right combos, so let your fashion imagination run wild.
If you’re still wondering about what to wear, you’ve got three safe havens: 1) All-black 2) White shirt & jeans 3) Seasonal outfit. All you need is a T-shirt and a lot of swag 😉
Many of the T-shirts are made of a mixture of fabrics to keep you warm during winter. Sport them with shoes that are comfy and warm because you will spend a lot of time walking and standing around spending time with friends and family. Enjoy a warm and comfortable Christmas and New Year.
Now, before the year quickly comes to an end, we’d like to thank you for being such an important part of the journey so far. To do so, whether you’re a newbie or a seasonal visitor, we’re offering the best deals.
Jingle all the way with Huetrap here! Merry Christmas ❤

E-commerce Towards a Cashless Economy, The New Normal

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With e-commerce in India at a nascent stage and a huge potential for growth. The recent government push towards a cashless economy has created a large cash crunch in the economy. In a country where nearly 90% of transactions are carried out in cash, a bold move to transform the nation into a “cashless” economy has created chaos. Demonetization is intended both to eliminate unaccounted “black” money and pervasive corruption in the country and to bring more accountability in cash-based informal sectors.

Honerable Finance Minister of India Mr.Arun Jaitley, said, “One way to curb the flow of black money is to discourage transactions in cash. Now that a majority of Indians have or can have a RuPay debit card, I, therefore, propose to introduce soon several measures that will incentivize credit or debit card transactions, and disincentivize cash transactions.” While this can impact the GDP negatively in the short term, it should have positive long-term consequences.

The Impact on Cash On Delivery (COD)

Even though e-commerce industry have always encouraged cashless transactions, the cash crunch has affected the business of many industries and can have a significant impact on the “Cash on Delivery” model. COD is considered as a necessity in the Indian e-commerce market. While it boosts sales of online companies, the demonetization obstructs e-commerce’s cash flows and makes it difficult to scale operations.

About 80% of online shoppers in India, including those on Huetrap’s platform, opt for COD while buying a product. Even though people in the metros are increasingly using debit and credit cards for transactions, things outside the metros leave much to be desired.

What Experts Have To Say About This

Dinesh Agarwal, Founder & CEO, IndiaMART.com, points out “Now e-commerce players will not have to incur the extra cost, time and risk of COD payments, as and when all card transactions become a reality.” The risk of returns and thefts with this form of payment are higher. Hence, this should help e-commerce companies to reduce overhead costs and other risks associated with the COD model.

According to Forrester Research, the demonetization will bring the cash on delivery mode of e-commerce sales down significantly and increase the online payments.

Govind Rajan, COO, FreeCharge, said, “With the recent announcement by the government around waiving off surcharge and convenience fee, this move will further open up the scope for automation of payments at fair price shops by embracing new forms of digital payments like wallets.”

Upswing of Digitization – E-payments and E-wallets

Since social security platforms like Aadhar are also digitalized, the cashless economy is a positive sign for e-commerce. With digital payment already gaining traction, among the various options towards a cashless or less cash economy, e-payments and mobile wallets are gaining wider acceptance. “Our focus really is on solving problems of payments and making payments frictionless. In today’s offline world, bill payment is a cumbersome process and as we solve those issues, more and more consumers will come up,” says Govind Rajan, COO of FreeCharge.

With this uptick in the number of users, there is a clear indication that the wallets have moved from the big cities to smaller towns. Bipin Preet Singh, Founder & CEO at MobiKwik, a leading mobile wallet company said, “A major reason for the increase in wallets is the simple and convenient user interface as against the bank interface. Many users also feel wallet transactions are safer than credit card or net banking transactions.” The wallets allow a user to load cash from a minuscule amount to a maximum of Rs. 10,000, and the risk associated with the loss of money through transaction is minimal (as claimed). Apart from this, the wallet companies provide high-security standards for customers during transaction.

The surge in the usage of smaller players has prompted many major players like telecom companies and banks to enter this segment. India’s leading bankers – SBI, ICICI Bank, HDFC, YES BANK have launched wallets called SBI Buddy, Pockets, Chillr and YES PAY respectively.

Incentives and Discounts

There has been a rapid growth in the digital transactions through the use of credit/debit cards and mobile phone applications/e-wallets etc. To further accelerate this process, the Central Government has decided on a package of incentives and measures for the promotion of digital and cashless economy in the country. Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley announces slew of measures to promote digital dealings at a press conference, as mentioned in The Hindu.

The Future

“UPI (Unified Payment Interface) is one of many innovations taking place in the financial sector that will benefit the customer. What we have in India is the most sophisticated public payments infrastructure in the world. (But) It is not just the payments that are part of the revolution; it is a whole new set of banks that are coming in.” said Reserve Bank of India Ex-Governor Raghuram Rajan. The system will allow customers (also merchants) to promptly transfer money across different banks with a single identifier profile which will act as a virtual address and eliminate the need to exchange sensitive information such as bank account numbers during a financial transaction.

“It is going to make small value payments more electronic. I think what UPI can do is bring next innovation such as e-payments on delivery,” said Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ICICI Bank Ltd.

“In a lot of ways, cash on delivery and wallets exists in the interim until we find the final version (of payments). We are hoping that UPI will solve the last-mile final gap and make our experience for users a magical one,” said Sachin Bansal, co-founder, Flipkart.

“Payments has been one of the biggest hurdles for mass adoption of online shopping in India. UPI has the potential of transforming the entire payments ecosystem in the country,” Flipkart CEO Binny Bansal said on 1st of April.

You could pretty much do everything without cash. Some say it could mean the end for wallets—a temporary step between traditional payment mechanisms and a full-fledged digital one such as UPI. While others say, it will make it easier to own and operate wallets. This is probably the kind of culture; Arun Jaitley had in mind when he spoke of moving to a cashless economy in an attempt to clamp down on black money.

This shift towards digital payments and cashless economy may seem a no-win task during the transition period. But in the long run it will benefit the e-commerce industries.

Reference Links:

Times Of Indiahttp://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/Article.aspx?eid=31804&articlexml=CUTTING-CASH-Banks-may-have-to-report-credit-23062015018019

The Hindu – http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/Go-in-for-cashless-transactions-and-get-discounts-says-govt./article16778219.ece

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/info-tech/ecommerce-industry-does-not-get-fdi-clarity-but-optimistic-on-goods-services-tax/article6946195.ece

http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/techsavvy-indians-shop-with-cashless-wallets/article8320850.ece

India Today – http://indiatoday.intoday.in/technology/story/budget-2016-tech-industry-impressed-by-jaitleys-balancing-act/1/608575.html

Indian Express – http://indianexpress.com/article/technology/tech-news-technology/unified-payments-interface-upi-payment-system-faster-easier-and-smoother-2754125/

Live Mint – http://www.livemint.com/Industry/BTgri6AXTbue3WFPyp6dEN/Unified-payments-interface-new-banks-signal-revolution-in-b.html