- The cardigan was originally made to be a military jacket made of knitted wool.
- Researchers have developed odorless socks. The sock fabric is made by attaching molecules that contain chlorine called halamines to textile fibers.
- What Makes an Item Vintage? A clothing item is considered vintage if it dates from 1920 to 1960. After that date, an item is considered to be retro, not vintage.
- Perfume is an over $10 million dollar industry. It’s been used as far back as the Ancient Egyptians, who used it in religious rituals.
- It’s only quite recently, about 200 years, that children have had clothes distinct from those of adults. Earlier, they just wore smaller sizes.
- In the Middle Ages, clothing or cloth could be used to pay taxes.
- Medieval clothing was cut geometrically to avoid wasted fabric, the patterns were made up of triangles and rectangles.
- Silk was developed in China were it was kept a secret for more than two thousands years. Anyone found trying to smuggle silkworm eggs or cocoons out of the country was immediately put to death.
- Some silkworms can spin cocoons that contain more than two miles of silk.
- Levis Strauss made working pants out of denim for people during the California gold rush. Levis Strauss is now the world’s largest producer of jeans.
- The oldest pair of Levi’s jeans still around were made around the 1890′s and are on display Strauss & Co. Archives in San Francisco.
- Annually 7 million tons of textiles and clothing is thrown out. Out of this, only 12% is used again or recycled.
- Contrary to popular belief, medieval clothing wasn’t all browns and dirty/old looking. They were quite fond of bright colors.
- The most expensive shoes in the world are ruby slippers located in Harrods in London, which cost $1.6 million, has a full time security guard. The shoes are made from platinum thread and has 642 rubies in them. It took over 700 hours to produce the shoe.
- Men were the first to wear jewelry as a status symbol
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