Every change of season brings a change of clothes and, for many of us, a terrible discovery: Moths have found the closet and riddled our natural fibre garments with holes. Whether tiny perforations, or ragged flaps of fabric, the ravages of moths inevitably prompt a wave of emotional reactions.
As someone who has seen many a beloved sweater silently attacked and mutilated by these stealthy invaders, I realized I needed help. So I called some veterans and experts to consult, and perhaps commiserate. Our conversations revealed that the perennial “holesome” woe could be broken down into five stages of garment grief—and they lead to helpful countermeasures.
Featured photo by Zoe Desborough; other images courtesy of Marichka Melnyk