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The term "plush" comes from the French "éplucher", evolution of the oldest word "pelucher", which in turn originated from the Latin "pilare", that is peel.
The plush is in fact a fabric with very long and soft hair, natural or synthetic fibers, used for coats, hats, key rings, small ornaments, but above all puppets for children and girls of all ages.
Given the main application of this very special fabric, fake animals and toys made with this material, they are generally called soft toys and are much loved by adults and children.
According to various sources, the soft toys originated in Ancient Egypt, where the furs of animals were used to build sacred objects and also toys for children.
Nowadays timeless classics, it is thought that their diffusion in the modern era is linked to the bourgeois tradition of giving plush toys to their children to make up for the lack of domestic animals, considered essential for children's education.
Nowadays, plush toys of the most varied shapes and sizes, fill the rooms of children all over the world and, very often, even those of adults, collectors or simply fans.
How to wash the soft toys
The particular fabric of accessories and plush animals makes these objects extremely soft and pleasant to the touch.
However, the negative aspect of their conformation consists in the fact that they collect a lot of dust and debris present in the surrounding environment. This may represent a danger to the health of the child or adult, especially if you are allergic or asthmatic, so we recommend thorough and frequent washings.
Generally it is possible to wash the soft toys in the washing machine, but before proceeding it is better to take a look at the possible warnings on the label of the object, in order not to damage the product.
To protect the soft toy during washing, it is advisable to place it in a cloth bag, such as a pillowcase. It is then necessary to set a delicate program, with a temperature below 30 ° C and to add only half a dose of detergent.
A trick that is not too widespread to prevent the puppet's hair from becoming felted is to mix the soap with half a glass of vinegar. Also having a disinfectant function, vinegar is suitable for washing puppets that children tend to put often in their mouths.
If you prefer manual washing, you can leave the soft toy in a basin with shampoo or natural Marseille soap. After about a quarter of an hour, the soft toy can be moved into a container with non-soapy water to leave it for another fifteen minutes, then be gently wrung out and left to dry.
In order to avoid discolouration or that their material hardens, it is advised not to expose them to the sun, but leave them to dry in a warm and possibly ventilated place.
Plush for adults
The soft toys are not only loved by children, but they are also loved by adults.
In addition to the numerous accessories such as bags, cushions and plush slippers, the classic puppets are an extremely popular gift for all ages.
The reason why you never get tired of these soft toys, most likely lies in the fact that they are associated with positive experiences related to childhood.
However, it is also believed that the pleasure aroused by caressing a soft toy is linked to the unconscious emotional well-being caused by soft surfaces to the touch; it is no coincidence that interaction with pets such as dogs or cats can sometimes even be a natural antidepressant. For the same principle, tighten a soft toy would seem to generate positivity and a sense of tranquility.