Back in the day, it was very fashionable for young teenage girls to have a collection of crew neck Shetland wool sweaters in every color. There was only one small problem. After a few wearings, the wool sweaters would pill up and become unsightly. One could remedy the situation by: A) Painstakingly pulling off each pill by hand. B) Buying a device that looked like a small comb with teeth meant to pull off the strings but mostly pulled out the weave. C) Sending it to the dry cleaners, usually a costly choice that waged wear and tear on the fabric. D) Wrapping masking tape around your hand and brushing it over the sweater, an ineffective method. E) Giving it a shave with a battery-powered razor of sorts, that could cause disaster if it got hold of a loose thread.
Today beautiful cashmere sweaters are sought by men, women, teens alike. They are warm without being bulky and come in an assortment of soft colors. However they too, like their siblings before them, tend to ball and pill.
Thank goodness someone was listening and invented the Sweater Stone. Shaped like a mini eraser, the Sweater Stone is made from an all-natural pumice-like material that is environmentally safe, saves your best clothes from the torment of dry cleaning, and takes up less space in the coat closet than a mitten. This cottage industry firm in Washington State has been in business for 18 years and employs the disabled. And the stone will restore the nap, and make your knits, synthetics, and sweaters look new again in no time. That's progress!