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Date: 3/31/12 9:28 PM

I am a professional dog groomer and the choice of ready-made grooming smocks is absolutely atrocious, so I thought I'd make my own - probably a mandarin sleeve pattern. The store-bought tops are 100% nylon which is VERY hot. BUT dog hair doesn't stick to it. Is there any other fabric that you think might work that is pretty? I tried a cotton-blend nurses top, but fur stuck everywhere. HELP please!

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Date: 3/31/12 10:13 PM

Check out the nylon 'fishing' shirts at a sporting goods store for ideas. They have vents built into them to breath. The better ones have vents running down the underside of the arms and have a yoke arrangement with a hidden vent.

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Date: 4/1/12 1:06 AM

Great question. If there is any fabric that is breathable and isn't a dog hair magnet, I'd like to cover my house and car with it. While we're waiting to hear about this miracle fabric, here's on some ideas to deal with dog hair.

Maybe pick a fabric with a texture and a print (multi-colored with dark and light colors) that would "hide" any dog hair that does stick to you. Or you can make a cute apron that you can take off and shake off the hair. Maybe the apron can be reversible for dark and light color furs depending on the dog. One last idea, maybe investigate the fabric used on the cape that goes over you for hair cuts. Maybe that stuff is more hair resistant.

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Date: 4/1/12 4:09 AM

How about a breathable 'waterproof' fabric. The ones that look like a very close weave cotton.

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Date: 4/1/12 11:28 AM

Nylon on the front and sleeves and netting on the back for "breath-ability"?

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