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A baby wearing many items of winter clothing: headband, cap, fur-lined coat, shawl and sweater.
A baby wearing many items of winter clothing: headband, cap, fur-lined coat, shawl and sweater.

Clothing (also called accoutrements or accouterments) protects the human body from extreme weather and other features of the environment. It is worn for safety, comfort, and modesty and to reflect religious, cultural and social meaning. The term baby can refer to: an infant a very early computer—the Small-Scale Experimental Machine, nicknamed Baby a musician – Brian Williams – who performs under the name Baby. ... For other uses, see Winter (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Headband (disambiguation). ... A cap is a form of headgear. ... Coat can refer to any one of the following: The fur coat of a mammal. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... A jumper from Marks & Spencer A sweater (also called sweatshirt, pullover, jumper, and jersey) is a relatively heavy garment intended to cover the torso and arms of the human body (though, in some cases, sweaters are made for dogs and occasionally other animals) and typically to be worn over a... Physical Features of the Human Body The human body is the entire physical structure of a human organism. ... For the geological process, see Weathering or Erosion. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Various Religious symbols, including (first row) Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Bahai, (second row) Islamic, tribal, Taoist, Shinto (third row) Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu, Jain, (fourth row) Ayyavazhi, Triple Goddess, Maltese cross, pre-Christian Slavonic Religion is the adherence to codified beliefs and rituals that generally involve a faith in a spiritual... For other uses, see Culture (disambiguation). ...


The practical function of clothing is to protect the human body from dangers in the environment: weather (strong sunlight, extreme heat or cold, and precipitation, for example), insects, noxious chemicals, weapons, and contact with abrasive substances, and other hazards. Clothing can protect against many things that might injure the naked human body. In some cases clothing protects the environment from the clothing wearer as well (example: medical scrubs). Physical Features of the Human Body The human body is the entire physical structure of a human organism. ... Prism splitting light High Resolution Solar Spectrum Sunlight in the broad sense is the total spectrum of the electromagnetic radiation given off by the Sun. ... For other uses, see Heat (disambiguation) In physics, heat, symbolized by Q, is energy transferred from one body or system to another due to a difference in temperature. ... Look up cold in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Orders Subclass Apterygota Archaeognatha (bristletails) Thysanura (silverfish) Subclass Pterygota Infraclass Paleoptera (Probably paraphyletic) Ephemeroptera (mayflies) Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) Infraclass Neoptera Superorder Exopterygota Grylloblattodea (ice-crawlers) Mantophasmatodea (gladiators) Plecoptera (stoneflies) Embioptera (webspinners) Zoraptera (angel insects) Dermaptera (earwigs) Orthoptera (grasshoppers, etc) Phasmatodea (stick insects) Blattodea (cockroaches) Isoptera (termites) Mantodea (mantids) Psocoptera... For other uses, see Weapon (disambiguation). ... Scrubs are the shirts and trousers or gowns worn by nurses, surgeons, and other operating room personnel when scrubbing in for surgery. ...


Humans have shown extreme inventiveness in devising clothing solutions to practical problems and the distinction between clothing and other protective equipment is not always clear-cut; examples include space suit, air conditioned clothing, armour, diving suit, swimsuit, bee-keeper's costume, motorcycle leathers, high-visibility clothing, and protective clothing. Apollo 15 space suit A spacesuit is a complex system of garments, equipment, and environmental systems designed to keep a person alive and comfortable in the harsh environment of outer space. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... For other uses, see Armour (disambiguation). ... Two divers, one wearing a 1 atmosphere diving suit and the other standard diving dress, preparing to explore the wreck of the RMS Lusitania, 1935 A diving suit is a garment or device designed to protect a diver from the underwater environment. ... A swimsuit, bathing suit or swimming costume is an item of clothing designed to be worn for swimming. ... Beekeeping, tacuinum sanitatis casanatensis (14th century) Honey seeker depicted on 6000 year old cave painting near Valencia, Spain Beekeeping (or apiculture, from Latin apis, a bee) is the practice of intentional maintenance of honey bee colonies, commonly in hives, by humans. ... Motorcycle safety clothing. ... High-visibility clothing is any clothing worn that has highly reflective properties or a color that is easily discernable from any background. ... Protective clothing is clothing designed to protect either the wearers body or other items of clothing from hazards such as heat, chemicals and infection. ...


People also decorate their bodies with makeup or cosmetics, scented perfume, and other ornamentation; they also cut, dye, and arrange the hair on their heads, faces, and bodies (see hairstyle), and sometimes also mark their skin (by tattoos, scarifications, and piercings). All these decorations contribute to the overall effect and message of clothing, but do not constitute clothing. Cosmetics or makeup are substances to enhance the beauty of the human body, apart from simple cleaning. ... Make-up redirects here. ... Variation in the physical appearance of humans is believed by anthropologists to be an important factor in the development of personality and social relations in particular physical attractiveness. ... One kind of modern beard. ... A hairstyle, hairdo, or haircut refers to a styling of head hair. ... For other uses, see Tattoo (disambiguation). ... Scarification is a term that is used to describe the act of scarifying. ... Body piercing is a form of body modification. ...


Articles carried rather than worn (such as purses, canes, and umbrellas) are normally counted as fashion accessories rather than as clothing, but hats and small dress sweaters can be called clothing or accessories. Jewellery and eyeglasses are usually counted as accessories as well, even though in common speech these items are described as being worn rather than carried. For other uses, see Purse (disambiguation). ... For the US TV series, see Cane (TV series). ... An umbrella or parasol (sometimes colloquially, gamp, brolly, or bumbershoot) is a canopy designed to protect against precipitation or sunlight. ... Fashion accessories are items apart from the garment itself, which complement the whole outfit. ... For the Korean music group, see Jewelry (group). ... Glasses, spectacles, or eyeglasses are frames bearing lenses worn in front of the eyes, sometimes for purely aesthetic reasons but normally for vision correction or eye protection. ...

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Origin and history of clothing

Main article: History of clothing
A Neanderthal clothed in fur
A rave style, 2007
A rave style, 2007

According to archaeologists and anthropologists, the earliest clothing probably consisted of fur, leather, leaves or grass, draped, wrapped or tied about the body for protection from the elements. Knowledge of such clothing remains inferential, since clothing materials deteriorate quickly compared to stone, bone, shell and metal artifacts. Archeologists have identified very early sewing needles of bone and ivory from about 30,000 BC, found near Kostenki, then the Soviet Union, in 1988. ... Image File history File links Neandertal. ... Image File history File links Neandertal. ... For other uses, see Neanderthal (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fur (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 300 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (480 × 960 pixel, file size: 97 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 300 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (480 × 960 pixel, file size: 97 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... For other uses, see Fur (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Leather (disambiguation). ... Needles used for sewing A sewing needle is a long slender object with a pointed tip. ...


Ralf Kittler, Manfred Kayser and Mark Stoneking, anthropologists at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, have conducted a genetic analysis of human body lice that indicates that they originated about 107,000 years ago. Since most humans have very sparse body hair, body lice require clothing to survive, so this suggests a surprisingly recent date for the invention of clothing. Its invention may have coincided with the spread of modern Homo sapiens from the warm climate of Africa, thought to have begun between 50,000 and 100,000 years ago. However, a second group of researchers used similar genetic methods to estimate that body lice originated about 540,000 years ago (Reed et al. 2004. PLoS Biology 2(11): e340). For now, the date of the origin of clothing remains unresolved. This article is about the social science. ... The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology is a research institute for evolutionary anthropology based in Leipzig, Germany. ... ... Homo sapiens (Latin: wise man) is the scientific name for the human species. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ...


Some human cultures, such as the various peoples of the Arctic Circle, until recently made their clothing entirely of furs and skins, cutting clothing to fit and decorating lavishly. For the fast food restaurant chain, see Arctic Circle Restaurants. ...


Other cultures have supplemented or replaced leather and skins with cloth: woven, knitted, or twined from various animal and vegetable fibres.

See also: weaving, knitting, and twining

Although modern consumers take clothing for granted, making the fabrics that go into clothing is not easy. One sign of this is that the textile industry was the first to be mechanized during the Industrial Revolution; before the invention of the powered loom, textile production was a tedious and labor-intensive process. Therefore, methods were developed for making most efficient use of textiles. Tweed loom, Harris, 2004 Woven sheet Weaving is an ancient textile art and craft that involves placing two sets of threads or yarn called the warp and weft of the loom and turning them into cloth. ... For the record label, see Knitting Factory. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... For other uses, see Textile (disambiguation). ... A Watt steam engine, the steam engine that propelled the Industrial Revolution in Britain and the world. ... Some of the 1200 power looms at the Plevna factory building, completed in 1877 , at the Finlayson & Co cotton mills in Tampere, Finland The power loom was designed in 1784 by Edmund Cartwright and first built in 1785 . ...


One approach simply involves draping the cloth. Many peoples wore, and still wear, garments consisting of rectangles of cloth wrapped to fit — for example, the dhoti for men and the saree for women in the Indian subcontinent, the Scottish kilt or the Javanese sarong. The clothes may simply be tied up, as is the case of the first two garments; or pins or belts hold the garments in place, as in the case of the latter two. The precious cloth remains uncut, and people of various sizes or the same person at different sizes can wear the garment. Similar to sarongs, dhotis are commonly worn with western-style oxford shirts by the men of South India. ... Sari has two meanings: name of an Indian garment worn by women. ... Map of South Asia (see note) This article deals with the geophysical region in Asia. ... A kilt in the Black Watch tartan A kilt is a traditional garment of modern Scottish and Celtic culture typically worn by men. ... Java (Indonesian, Javanese, and Sundanese: Jawa) is an island of Indonesia, and the site of its capital city, Jakarta. ... A sarong or sarung is a large sheet of fabric, often wrapped around the waist and worn as a skirt by men and women throughout much of south Asia and southeast Asia, parts of Africa, and on many Pacific islands. ...


Another approach involves cutting and sewing the cloth, but using every bit of the cloth rectangle in constructing the clothing. The tailor may cut triangular pieces from one corner of the cloth, and then add them elsewhere as gussets. Traditional European patterns for men's shirts and women's chemises take this approach. Business shirt In American English, shirt can refer to almost any upper-body garment other than coats and bras (the term top is sometimes used in ladieswear). ... Fashionable young men in early 16th century Germany showed a lot of fine linen in a studied negligence. ...


Modern European fashion treats cloth much more prodigally, typically cutting in such a way as to leave various odd-shaped cloth remnants. Industrial sewing operations sell these as waste; home sewers may turn them into quilts. For other uses, see Fashion (disambiguation). ... A quilt is a type of puppy with long fluffy ears. ...


In the thousands of years that humans have spent constructing clothing, they have created an astonishing array of styles, many of which we can reconstruct from surviving garments, photos, paintings, mosaics, etc., as well as from written descriptions. Costume history serves as a source of inspiration to current fashion designers, as well as a topic of professional interest to costumers constructing for plays, films, television, and historical reenactment. A photograph (often just called a photo) is an image (or a representation of that on e. ... For other uses , see Painting (disambiguation). ... This article is about a decorative art. ... Brief introduction on the history of fashion design and designers Fashion design is the art dedicated to the creation of wearing apparel and lifestyle. ... This article is about people called professionals. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Reenactors of the American Civil War Historical reenactment is a type of roleplay in which participants attempt to recreate some aspects of a historical event or period. ...

See also: History of Western fashion and :Category:History of clothing

Overview of fashion from The New Students Reference Work, 1914. ...

Social status

Alim Khan's bemedaled robe is a social message
Alim Khan's bemedaled robe is a social message

In many societies, people of high rank reserve special items of clothing or decoration for themselves as symbols of their social status. In ancient times, only Roman senators could wear garments dyed with Tyrian purple; only high-ranking Hawaiian chiefs could wear feather cloaks and palaoa or carved whale teeth. Under the Travancore kingdom of Kerala (India), lower caste women had to pay a tax for the right to cover their upper body. In China before the establishment of the republic, only the emperor could wear yellow. In many cases throughout history, there have been elaborate systems of sumptuary laws regulating who could wear what. In other societies (including most modern societies), no laws prohibit lower-status people wearing high status garments, but the high cost of status garments effectively limits their purchase and display. In current Western society, only the rich can afford haute couture. The threat of social ostracism may also limit garment choice. If one is not wearing a specific brand or style of clothing one's social status may fall. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (3307x2859, 6732 KB) punk Other versions This is a lossy-compressed version of Image:Prokudin-Gorskii-19-v2. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (3307x2859, 6732 KB) punk Other versions This is a lossy-compressed version of Image:Prokudin-Gorskii-19-v2. ... Alim Khan (1880-1944), photographed by Prokudin-Gorskii in 1911, using three black-and white images through coloured filters before the invention of colour photography. ... A dragon robe from Qing Dynasty of China A robe is a loose-fitting outer garment. ... Social status is the honor or prestige attached to ones position in society (ones social position). ... Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... Murex brandaris, also known as the Spiny dye-murex The chemical structure of 6,6′-dibromoindigo, the main component of Tyrian Purple A space-filling model of 6,6′-dibromoindigo Tyrian purple (Greek: , porphura), also known as royal purple or imperial purple, is a purple-red dye made by the... Hawaiian could refer to the Hawaiian language the native Hawaiian people within Hawaii. ... The Feather Cloak was made in the early 100 BC. It was a garment of great price and value to the Romans because it was thought to grant special powers. ... This article is about the animal. ... Flag for former princely state of Travancore Travancore or Thiruvithaamkoor (Malayalam: തിരുവിതാങ്കൂര്‍ [], തിരുവിതാംകൂര്‍ [], തിരുവിതാങ്കോട് []) was a princely state in India with its capital at Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram). ... , Kerala ( ; Malayalam: കേരളം; ) is a state on the Malabar Coast of southwestern India. ... Caste systems are traditional, hereditary systems of social classification, that evolved due to the enormous diversity in India (where all three primary races met, not by forced slavery but by immigration). ... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ... This article is about the color. ... Sumptuary laws (from Latin sumptuariae leges) were laws that regulated and reinforced social hierarchies and morals through restrictions on clothing, food, and luxury expenditures. ... Haute couture (French for high sewing or high dressmaking; IPA: ) refers to the creation of exclusive custom-fitted fashions. ...


Marital status

See also: Visual markers of marital status

Traditionally Hindu women, once married, would wear sindoor, a red powder, in the parting of their hair. If widowed, they would abandon sindoor and jewelry and wear simple white clothing. Men and women of the Western world may wear wedding rings to indicate their marital status. Also women in the United States, depending on their heritage and/or religion, will usually wear a simple or extravagant white gown, although some movie stars have been known to wear a black party dress for their wedding. Humans use clothing, hairstyle, accessories, jewelry, tattoos, and other bodily adornments as indicators of social status. ... Matrimony redirects here. ... Sindoor or kumkum or kunkuma is a Vermilion (red powder) used by married Hindu women and some Sikh women. ... A wedding ring or wedding band consists of a precious metal ring. ...


Religious habits and special religious clothing

Religious clothing might be considered a special case of occupational clothing. Sometimes it is worn only during the performance of religious ceremonies. However, it may also be worn everyday as a marker for special religious status.


For example, Jains wear unstitched cloth pieces when performing religious ceremonies. The unstitched cloth signifies unified and complete devotion to the task at hand, with no digression. JAIN is an activity within the Java Community Process, developing APIs for the creation of telephony (voice and data) services. ...


The cleanliness of religious dresses in Eastern Religions like Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism is of paramount importance, which indicates purity. Hinduism is a religious tradition[1] that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ... Buddhism is a variety of teachings, sometimes described as a religion[1] or way of life that attempts to identify the causes of human suffering and offer various ways that are claimed to end, or ease suffering. ... Jain and Jaina redirect here. ...


Clothing figures in prominently in the Bible where it appears in numerous contexts, the more prominent ones being: the story of Adam and Eve, Joseph's cloak, Judah and Tamar, Mordechai and Esther. Furthermore the priests officiating in the Temple had very specific garments, the lack of which would make one liable to death. For other uses, see Bible (disambiguation). ...


Jewish ritual also requires rending of one's upper garment as a sign of mourning. This practice is found in the Bible when Jacob hears of the apparent death of his son Joseph.[1]

See also: Category:Religious vesture.

Sport and activity

Most sports and physical activities are practiced wearing special clothing, for practical, comfort or safety reasons. Common sportswear garments include shorts, T-shirts, tennis shirts, tracksuits, and trainers. Specialised garments include wet suits (for swimming, diving or surfing), salopettes (for skiing and leotards for gymnastics). Also, spandex materials are often used as base layers to soak up sweat. Spandex is also preferable for active sports that require form fitting garments, such as wrestling, track & field, dance, gymnastics and swimming. Sportswear is clothing, including footwear, worn for sport or exercise. ... For other uses, see Shorts (disambiguation). ... T-Shirt A T-shirt (or tee shirt) is a shirt with short or long sleeves, a round neck, put on over the head, without pockets. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A tracksuit is an article of clothing consisting of two parts- trousers and a jacket. ... ‹ The template below is being considered for deletion. ... Two divers, one wearing a 1 atmosphere diving suit and the other standard diving dress, preparing to explore the wreck of the RMS Lusitania, 1935. ... Swimmer redirects here. ... For other uses, see Dive. ... For other uses, see Surfing (disambiguation). ... A woman in a one-piece ski suit (what could also be called a ski jumpsuit). ... Cross-country skiing (skating style) in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. ... A child ballet dancer wearing a modern design of leotard A leotard is a skin-tight one-piece garment that covers the torso and body but leaves the legs free. ... Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, gracefulness, and kinesthetic awareness, and includes such skills as handsprings, handstands, split leaps, aerials and cartwheels. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, gracefulness, and kinesthetic awareness, and includes such skills as handsprings, handstands, split leaps, aerials and cartwheels. ... Swimmer redirects here. ...


Clothing materials

Common clothing materials include natural fibers, which are renewable, biodegradable, such as:

And synthetic fibers which are man made and not biodegradable, made primarily from petrochemicals" It has been suggested that Textile be merged into this article or section. ... For other uses, see Cotton (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Flax (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Wool (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Boehmeria nivea (L.) Gaudich. ... For other uses of this word, see Silk (disambiguation). ... The down of birds is a layer of fine feathers found under the tougher exterior feathers. ... This article is about the article of clothing. ... Silklamb chasuble with bottened bluefox, dyed. ... For other uses, see Leather (disambiguation). ... This article is about the material denim. ...

Less-common clothing materials include: Example of spandex Spandex or elastane is a synthetic fiber known for its exceptional elasticity. ... SEM picture of a bend in a high surface area polyester fiber with a seven-lobed cross section Polyester (aka Terylene) is a category of polymers which contain the ester functional group in their main chain. ... The label of a coat with Tencel® Lyocell is a fibre made from wood pulp cellulose. ... For other uses of this word, see nylon (disambiguation). ...

Reinforcing materials such as wood, bone, plastic and metal may be used in fasteners or to stiffen garments. Barge filled with waste paper, on the Hudson River in New York City Paper recycling is the process of recovering waste paper and remaking it into new paper products. ... This article is about vegetable fibre. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... PVC redirects here. ... PETE redirects here. ... Tyvek house wrap Tyvek suit Tyvek USPS Express Mail Envelope Tyvek is a brand of spunbonded olefin, a synthetic material made of high-density polyethylene fibers; the name is a registered trademark of the DuPont Company. ... Rayon is a manufactured regenerated cellulosic fiber. ... U.S. Marihuana production permit. ... For other uses, see Bamboo (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Cotton (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Glycine max Soybeans (US) or soya beans (UK) (Glycine max) are a high-protein legume (Family Fabaceae) grown as food for both humans and livestock. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Fiber. ... For other uses, see Wood (disambiguation). ... This article is about the skeletal organs. ... For other uses, see Plastic (disambiguation). ... This article is about metallic materials. ... A fastener is a hardware device that mechanically joins or affixes two or more objects together. ...


Clothing maintenance

Clothing suffers assault both from within and without. The human body sheds skin cells and body oils, and exudes sweat, urine, and feces. From the outside, sun damage, moisture, abrasion and dirt assault garments. Fleas and lice may hide in seams. Worn clothing, if not cleaned and refurbished, will itch, look scruffy, and lose functionality (as when buttons fall off and zippers fail). For other uses, see Button (disambiguation). ... Zipper slider brings together the two sides A zipper (British English: zip fastener or zip) is a popular device for temporarily joining two edges of fabric. ...


In some cases, people wear an item of clothing until it falls apart. Cleaning leather presents difficulties, and bark cloth (tapa) cannot be washed without dissolving it. Owners may patch tears and rips, and brush off surface dirt, but old leather and bark clothing will always look old.


But most clothing consists of cloth, and most cloth can be laundered and mended (patching, darning, but compare felt). Italian street, with laundry hung to dry Laundry can be: items of clothing and other textiles that require washing the act of washing clothing and textiles the room of a house in which this is done // Man and woman washing linen in a brook, from William Henry Pynes Microcosm... Cashmere darn, a fine darning technique for twill fabric, from The Dictionary of Needlework, 1885. ... A selection of 4 different felt cloths. ...


Laundry, ironing, storage

Humans have developed many specialized methods for laundering, ranging from the earliest "pound clothes against rocks in running stream" to the latest in electronic washing machines and dry cleaning (dissolving dirt in solvents other than water). Front-loading washing machine. ... Dry cleaning is any cleaning process for clothing and textiles using an organic solvent other than water — generally known as dry cleaning fluid, and typically this is tetrachloroethylene. ... A substance is soluble in a fluid if it dissolves in the fluid. ...


Many kinds of clothing are designed to be ironed before they are worn to remove wrinkles. Most modern formal and semi-formal clothing is in this category (for example, dress shirts and suits). Ironed clothes are believed to look clean, fresh, and neat. Much contemporary casual clothing is made of knit materials that do not readily wrinkle, and do not require ironing. Some clothing is permanent press, having been treated with a coating (such as polytetrafluoroethylene) that suppresses wrinkles and creates a smooth appearance without ironing. An iron Ironing or smoothing is the work of using a heated tool to remove wrinkles from washed clothes. ... In American English, a dress shirt is a mens shirt with a collar, a full-length opening up the front from the collar to the hem, and full length sleeves with cuffs. ... At the Treaty of Versailles signing, in 1919, the heads of state wore morning dress and lounge suits for informal meetings, but frock coats for formal daytime meetings. ... A permanent press is a fabric that has been chemically processed with methanol to resist wrinkles and hold its shape. ... In chemistry, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a synthetic fluoropolymer which finds numerous applications. ...


Once clothes have been laundered and possibly ironed, they are usually hung on clothes hangers or folded, to keep them fresh until they are worn. Clothes are folded to allow them to be stored compactly, to prevent creasing, to preserve creases or to present them in a more pleasing manner, for instance when they are put on sale in stores. Wire (top) and wooden (bottom) clothes hangers Clothes hanger with Clamps A clothes hanger, or coat hanger, is a device in the shape of: Human shoulders designed to facilitate the hanging of a coat, jacket, sweater, shirt, blouse or dress in a manner that prevents wrinkles, with a lower bar... Fold may refer to: Look up Folding in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In the sport of cricket, the crease is the area demarcated by white lines painted or chalked on the field of play. ...


Many kinds of clothes are folded before they are put in suitcases as preparation for travel. Other clothes, such as suits, may be hung up in special garment bags, or rolled rather than folded. Many people use their clothing as packing material around fragile items that might otherwise break in transit. A typical suitcase A suitcase is a narrow box-shaped bag, usually made of cloth or vinyl that more or less keeps its shape, has a handle at one end and is used mainly for transporting clothes and other possessions during trips. ... At the Treaty of Versailles signing, in 1919, the heads of state wore morning dress and lounge suits for informal meetings, but frock coats for formal daytime meetings. ...


Mending

In past times, mending was an art. A meticulous tailor or seamstress could mend rips with thread raveled from hems and seam edges so skillfully that the darn was practically invisible. When the raw material — cloth — was worth more than labor, it made sense to expend labor in saving it. Today clothing is considered a consumable item. Mass-manufactured clothing is less expensive than the labor required to repair it. Many people will buy a new piece of clothing rather than expend time mending. The thrifty still replace zippers and buttons and sew up ripped hems. A tailor attending to a customer in Hong Kong. ... Turn of the century sewing in Detroit, Michigan An old sewing machine Sewing is an ancient craft involving the stitching of cloth, animal skins, furs, or other materials, using needle and thread. ... For a place in France, see Hem, France For the band, see Hem (band) To hem a piece of cloth, the cut edges are folded up, folded up again, and then sewed down. ... Zipper slider brings together the two sides A zipper (British English: zip fastener or zip) is a popular device for temporarily joining two edges of fabric. ... For other uses, see Button (disambiguation). ... For a place in France, see Hem, France For the band, see Hem (band) To hem a piece of cloth, the cut edges are folded up, folded up again, and then sewed down. ...


The life cycle of clothing

Used, unwearable clothing was once used for quilts, rag, rugs, bandages, and many other household uses. It could also be recycled into paper. Now it is usually thrown away. Used but still wearable clothing can be sold at consignment shops, flea markets, online auction, or donated to charity. Charities usually skim the best of the clothing to sell in their own thrift stores and sell the rest to merchants, who bale it up and ship it to Third World countries, where vendors bid for the bales, then sell the used clothing. A quilt is a type of puppy with long fluffy ears. ... Look up rag, Rag in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Rug in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Bandages are also used in martial arts to prevent dislocated joints. ... For other uses, see Paper (disambiguation). ... Consignment is placing a person or thing in the hand of another, but retaining ownership until the goods are sold or person is transfered. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The online auction business model is one in which participants bid for products and services over the internet. ... A charity shop (UK), thrift store (US) or op shop (Australia/NZ, from opportunity shop) is a retail establishment operated by a charitable organization for the purpose of fundraising. ... For the Jamaican reggae band, see Third World (band). ...


There are many concerns about the life cycle of synthetics which come primarily from petrochemicals. Unlike natural fibers, their source is not renewable (in less than millions of years) and they are not biodegradable. Plastic Bags on Our Backs


Early 21st-century clothing styles

Western fashion has, to some extent, become international fashion, as Western media and styles penetrate all parts of the world. Few places remain where people do not wear items of cheap, mass-produced Western clothing. People in poor countries can afford used clothing from wealthier Western countries. A busy yard sale, an ideal place to find cheap used goods. ...


People may wear ethnic or national dress on special occasions or in certain roles or occupations. For example, most Japanese women have adopted Western-style dress for daily wear, but will still wear silk kimonos on special occasions. Items of Western dress may also appear worn or accessorized in distinctive, non-Western ways. A Tongan man may combine a used T-shirt with a Tongan wrapped skirt, or tupenu. Faroese folk dance club with some members in national costumes National costume, also known as national dress, regional costume or folk dress, expresses an identity through costume which usually relates to a geographic area, but can also indicate social, marital and/or religious status. ... A traditional wedding kimono The kimono literally something worn) is the national costume of Japan. ... T-Shirt A T-shirt (or tee shirt) is a shirt with short or long sleeves, a round neck, put on over the head, without pockets. ... Children dressed in their best for a church festival. ...


Western fashion, too, does not function monolithically. It comes in many varieties, from expensive haute couture to thrift store grunge. Haute couture (French for high sewing or high dressmaking; IPA: ) refers to the creation of exclusive custom-fitted fashions. ... A charity shop (UK), thrift store (US) or op shop (Australia/NZ, from opportunity shop) is a retail establishment operated by a charitable organization for the purpose of fundraising. ... Grunge music (sometimes also referred to as the Seattle Sound) is an independent-rooted music genre that became a commercially successful offshoot of hardcore punk, thrash metal, and alternative rock in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ...


Regional styles

  • Clothing of Europe and Russia
  • Clothing in the Americas
For example: "Catalogue" fashion, regional styles such as preppy or Western wear.
    • United States alternative fashion
These fashions are often associated with fans of various musical styles.
See also: Gothic fashion, Hippie, Grunge, Hip hop music, and Fetish clothing

South American fashion describes clothing design in South America. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Mail order. ... Look up Preppy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Gene Autry in the western wear typical of the singing cowboys of the 1950s. ... Gothic fashion is a clothing style worn by members of the Goth subculture. ... For the British TV show, see Hippies (TV series). ... Grunge music (sometimes also referred to as the Seattle Sound) is an independent-rooted music genre that became a commercially successful offshoot of hardcore punk, thrash metal, and alternative rock in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Fetish clothing includes any type of clothing and clothing material which is commonly fetishized. ... African clothing, are traditional garments worn by the indigenous peoples of the continent, in some instances these traditional costumes have been replaced by western clothings introduced by the European colonialists. ... Understanding Women Hijab, Abaya for woman and other Islamic and Muslim Clothing Muslims follow the religion of Islam. ...

Political issues

Working conditions

The clothing industry is concentrated outside of Western Europe and the United States, and wherever they are, garment workers often have to labor under poor conditions. Coalitions of NGOs, designers (Katharine Hamnett, American Apparel, Veja, Quiksilver, eVocal, Edun,...) and campaign groups like the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) seek to improve these conditions as much as possible by sponsoring awareness-raising events, which draw the attention of both the media and the general public to the workers' conditions. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... A current understanding of Western Europe. ... NGO is an abbreviation or code for: Non-governmental organization Nagoya Airport (IATA code) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... American Apparel (AMEX: APP) is the largest clothing manufacturer in the United States, and is noted for advocating and utilizing non-sweatshop labor policies, which the company has dubbed sweatshop free. ... Launched in March 2005 in Paris and Tokyo, Veja is a brand of ecological and fair trade sneakers. ... Quiksilver, Inc. ... The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) is the garment industrys largest alliance of labour unions and non-governmental organizations. ...


Outsourcing production to low wage countries like China, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh became possible when the Multi Fibre Agreement (MFA) was abolished. The MFA was deemed a protectionist measure which placed quotas on the exports of textiles. Globalization is often quoted as the single most contributing factor to the poor working conditions of garment workers. Although many countries recognize treaties like the ILO, many have also made exceptions to certain parts of the treaties. India for example has not ratified sections 87 and 92 of the treaty. Outsourcing is subcontracting a process, such as product design or manufacturing, to a third-party company. ... The Multi Fibre Arrangement (MFA) governs the world trade in textiles and garments. ... Economic globalization has had an impact on the worldwide integration of different cultures. ... Occupational safety and health is a cross-disciplinary area concerned with protecting the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. ...


Fur

The use of animal fur in clothing is currently associated in the West with expensive, designer clothing. Once uncontroversial, it has recently been the focus of campaigns on the grounds that it is cruel and unnecessary. See also fur clothing and fur farming, and see PETA, animal rights and animal liberation for more general discussion of relevant issues. Silklamb chasuble with bottened bluefox, dyed. ... A mink farm in the United States Fur farming is the practice of breeding or raising certain types of animals for their fur. ... Peta can refer to: Peta (prefix), a prefix meaning times 1015 in the International System of Units People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an animal-rights organization People Eating Tasty Animals, a parody of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Peta, Greece, a town in the prefecture... A man holds a monkey with a limb missing by a rope around her neck, a scene epitomizing the idea of animal ownership. ... Animal Liberation is a work by Peter Singer, a famous vegan ethicist. ...


Others counter that clothing for cold weather is very much a necessity and the most common of furs, sheepskin and rabbit are clearly not elitist. Mink and fox, raised on farms, consume the leftovers of our food production. If one is eating chicken, fish, dairy, beef, one is participating in a process that feeds mink and fox, which in turn creates pelts for cold weather clothing, fine oils and other products. The carnivores have a niche, even in an industrial food production process designed to deliver food to 6 billion people. Also, many conservationists and scientists are concerned about the long-term impact of synthetic fibers, including fake furs, which are not biodegradale.


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PDF is an abbreviation with several meanings: Portable Document Format Post-doctoral fellowship Probability density function There also is an electronic design automation company named PDF Solutions. ... A blouse A blouse most commonly refers to a womans shirt, although the term is also used for some mens military uniform shirts. ... Crop tops (also cropped tops) are T-shirts or blouses that are cut off, resulting in the exposure of some of the wearers abdomen, worn by gay/effeminate men and women. ... In American English, a dress shirt is a mens shirt with a collar, a full-length opening up the front from the collar to the hem, and full length sleeves with cuffs. ... Two women wearing halternecks Halterneck refers to a type of womens clothing with one strap around the back of the neck instead of two over the shoulders. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... 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A jumper from Marks & Spencer A sweater (also called sweatshirt, pullover, jumper, and jersey) is a relatively heavy garment intended to cover the torso and arms of the human body (though, in some cases, sweaters are made for dogs and occasionally other animals) and typically to be worn over a... T-Shirt A T-shirt (or tee shirt) is a shirt with short or long sleeves, a round neck, put on over the head, without pockets. ... A polo neck (UK) (or turtle neck in the US) is a garment—usually a sweater—with a close-fitting, round, and high collar that folds over and covers the neck. ... Germanic trousers of the 4th century found in the Thorsberg moor, Germany Early use of trousers in France: a sans-culotte by Louis-Léopold Boilly. ... Germanic trousers of the 4th century found in the Thorsberg moor, Germany Early use of trousers in France: a sans-culotte by Louis-Léopold Boilly. ... Bell bottoms are trousers that become more wide from the knees downwards. ... This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary using the Transwiki process. ... Boxer shorts (also known as loose boxers or, imprecisely, as boxers) are a type of underwear worn by men. ... Capri pants (often just called capris) are a style of trousers worn during the summer. ... Cargo pants are much like regular khaki pants, but are baggier and have several additional cargo pockets. ... Culottes are a split or divided skirt. ... Daniel Czajkowski wearing cycling shorts Cycling shorts (also known as bike shorts or bicycling shorts) are short, skin-tight legwear designed to improve comfort and efficiency while cycling. ... This article is about the type of clothing. ... Look up overall in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Shorts (disambiguation). ... Three male athletes wearing grey sweatpants Sweatpants are an informal variety of trousers intended for comfort or athletic purposes. ... A skirt is a traditionally feminine tube- or cone-shaped garment which is worn from the waist and covers the legs. ... Ballerina skirt is a full skirt that reaches to just above the ankles. ... This is a type of skirt that is characterized by its amount of fabric. ... A hobble skirt is a skirt with a narrow enough hem to significantly impede the wearers stride, thus earning its name. ... A woman wears a jean skirt. ... A leather skirt is a skirt made of leather. ... A kilt in the Black Watch tartan A kilt is a traditional garment of modern Scottish and Celtic culture typically worn by men. ... A poodle skirt is a wide swing skirt worn with layers of petticoats underneath, often on its own (worn with a cardigan) or sometimes as part of a dress. ... A prairie skirt is a American style of skirt, an article of womens and girls clothing. ... A woman modelling a miniskirt The miniskirt (often hyphenated as mini-skirt) is a skirt with a hemline well above the knees (generally 20 cm—about 8 inches—or more above knee level). ... A silky pink half slip A slip is a womans undergarment worn beneath a dress or skirt to help it hang smoothly and to prevent chafing of the skin from coarse fabrics such as wool. ... The term skort (a portmanteau of skirt and shorts) is used idiomatically in some regions. ... Look up dress in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Ball gowns of the 1860s A Ball gown is the most formal female attire for social occasions. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... An evening gown is a ladys dress worn to a formal affair. ... Wedding - Bridesmaid in long gown A gown or evening gown is a womans evening wear, corresponding to mens formal wear for white tie and black tie events. ... A jumper dress (or jumper in American English; pinafore dress, pinafore, or pinny in British English) is a sleeveless, collarless dress intended to be worn over a blouse or sweater. ... Audrey Hepburn wore a little black dress in the 1954 movie Sabrina. ... Madame de Pompadour in an elaborately embroidered gown with matching petticoat, 1760s A petticoat or underskirt is an article of clothing for women; specifically an undergarment to be worn under a skirt, dress or sari. ... For the city, see Sari, Iran. ... A tea gown or tea-gown is a womans at-home dress of the late 19th to mid-20th centuries characterized by unstructured lines, light fabrics, and frothy or feminine detail. ... For other uses, see Wedding dress (disambiguation). ... At the Treaty of Versailles signing, in 1919, the heads of state wore morning dress and lounge suits for informal meetings, but frock coats for formal daytime meetings. ... For other uses, see Uniform (disambiguation). ... A gymslip is a sleeveless tunic worn by girls. ... Morning dress is a particular category of mens formal dress. ... A pantsuit is a womans suit of clothing consisting of trousers and a matching or coordinating coat or jacket. ... Scrubs are the shirts and trousers or gowns worn by nurses, surgeons, and other operating room personnel when scrubbing in for surgery. ... Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and U.S. President Ronald Reagan wearing black tie with wives in Quebec, Canada, March 18, 1985. ... A lab coat worn by a Canadian gastroenterologist. ... Fashion accessories are items apart from the garment itself, which complement the whole outfit. ... Bold textA belt is a flexible band, typically made of leather or heavy cloth, and worn around the waist. ... One option to tie a bowtie The bowtie is a mens fashion accessory, popularly worn with other formal attire, such as suits. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Girl wearing modern leggings Leggings are any of several sorts of fitted clothing to cover the legs. ... For the grappling position, see double collar tie. ... This article is about the article of clothing. ... A man wearing classic suspenders, which hook directly into the trousers instead of using clips. ... Three women wearing different styles of tights. ... It has been suggested that Sportcoat be merged into this article or section. ... Evening cloak or manteau, from Costume Parisien, 1823 A cloak is a type of loose garment that is worn over indoor clothing and serves the same purpose as an overcoat—it protects the wearer from the cold, rain or wind for example, or it may form part of a fashionable... Double-breasted coat, 1876 For other meanings than clothing, see Coat (Disambiguation) A coat (a term frequently interchangeable with jacket) is an outer garment worn by both men and women, for warmth and/ or fashion. ... A warm coat made from thick wool. ... Formal black frock coat with silk-faced lapels, light grey waistcoat, striped trousers, button boots, gloves, ascot-knotted cravate, and necktie pin; April 1904. ... A jacket is a lightweight, sleeved thigh- or waist-length coat that may be worn by anyone, as jackets are now made for children, adults, the elderly, and even infants. ... An opera coat is an ankle- or floor-length womens loose-fitting coat of luxurious fabric such as velvet, brocade or satin, to be worn over an evening gown. ... Overcoat (left) and top coat (right) from The Gazette of Fashion, 1872. ... Typical Andes poncho in a flea market in Genoa, Italy A poncho is a simple garment designed to keep the body warm, or if made from an impermeable material, to keep dry during rain. ... The raincoat, a garment worn to protect the upper body from rain, is a compromise between fashion and utility. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... A shrug is an article of clothing worn by women. ... Some animals, such as certain breeds of dogs, have two types of fur, the top coat and undercoat. ... World War I example For the film, see Trenchcoat (film). ... A greatcoat, also known as a watchcoat, is a large overcoat typically made of leather designed for warmth and protection against the elements. ... VEST (Very Efficient Substitution Transposition) ciphers are a set of families of general-purpose hardware-dedicated ciphers that support single pass authenticated encryption and can operate as collision-resistant hash functions. ... A traditional waistcoat, to be worn with a two-piece suit or separate jacket and trousers A waistcoat (sometimes called a vest in Canada and the US) is a sleeveless upper-body garment worn over a dress shirt and necktie (if applicable) and below a coat as a part of... High-heeled shoe Footwear consists of garments worn on the feet. ... ‹ The template below is being considered for deletion. ... For other senses of this word, see boot (disambiguation). ... A dress shoe is a shoe used as a component of formal wear. ... Hosiery describes undergarments worn directly on the feet and legs. ... Modern multi-colored Sandalette Yoga sandals In some parts of the United States, this type of sandal is referred to in slang as the mandal in that it is worn primarily by men. ... For other uses, see Shoe (disambiguation). ... A pair of open-heeled slippers. ... For other uses, see Sock (disambiguation). ... Headgear, headwear or headdress is the name given to any element of clothing which is worn on ones head. ... For other uses, see Hat (disambiguation). ... A cap is a form of headgear. ... A person wearing a helmet. ... A hood is a kind of headgear. ... Adaptive clothing refers to clothing deigned to accomodate living assistance items such as diapers required by persons with physical or developmental disabilities. ... Nicholas Boylston in a brilliant green banyan and a cap, painted by John Singleton Copley, 1767. ... Countrywomans bodice, 19th century A bodice is an article of clothing for women, covering the body from the neck to the waist. ... Flemish boy of 1625 in a dress with sewn in tucks to both layers of the skirt to allow for growth. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Pants. ... This grey silk Brunswick is trimmed with striped ribbons. ... Fashionable young men in early 16th century Germany showed a lot of fine linen in a studied negligence. ... The unidentified tailor in Giovanni Battista Moronis famous portrait of ca 1570 is in doublet and lined and stuffed (bombasted) breeches. ... Tudor gown showing the line of the Spanish farthingale: portrait traditonally described as Jane Grey but possibly Catherine Parr, 1545. ... A skirt is a traditionally feminine tube- or cone-shaped garment which is worn from the waist and covers the legs. ... Florentine particolored hose, c. ... Robert Dudley in a slashed, probably leather, jerkin of the 1560s A jerkin is a mans short close-fitting jacket, made usually of light-colored leather, and without sleeves, worn over the doublet in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. ... Luis Francisco de la Cerda (later Duke of Medinacelli) in a red justacorps with horizontal pockets and lavish decoration, c. ... Robe à la Polonaise, French, 1770s Misses Polonaise Costume, from Buttericks Delineator for September 1883. ... A nineteenth-century shepherd in a smock-frock. ... Marcus Aurelius wearing a toga. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Faroese folk dance club with some members in national costumes National costume, also known as national dress, regional costume or folk dress, expresses an identity through costume which usually relates to a geographic area, but can also indicate social, marital and/or religious status. ... A young Highland dancer wearing the Aboyne dress prescribed for females for the Natioanl dances The Aboyne dress is the name given to the prescribed attire for females in the Scottish national dances, such as the Flora McDonald, the Highland lilt, and others. ... African clothing, are traditional garments worn by the indigenous peoples of the continent, in some instances these traditional costumes have been replaced by western clothings introduced by the European colonialists. ... The Dashiki is a colorful mens garment widely worn in West Africa. ... a Dirndl A dirndl is a type of traditional dress worn in southern Germany and Austria, based on the historical costume of the Alpine peasants. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... The Galabeya (Arabic: ) is a tunic worn by many Arabs, and many Egyptians also. ... The Jellabiya or Jelabiya, pronounced Gellabiya in Egypt, is a traditional Arab garment native to the Gulf region worn by women as a casual dress or as evening wear depending on the amount of work, complication of design beadwork. ... Woman wearing jilbāb In modern day usage, jilbāb (Arabic جلباب) refers to a long, flowing, baggy overgarment worn by some Muslim women. ... A kilt in the Black Watch tartan A kilt is a traditional garment of modern Scottish and Celtic culture typically worn by men. ... A traditional wedding kimono The kimono literally something worn) is the national costume of Japan. ... The sampot is the national garment of Cambodia. ... The girl in the middle is wearing a brocade sarafan For other uses, see Sarafan (disambiguation). ... For the city, see Sari, Iran. ... A sarong or sarung is a large sheet of fabric, often wrapped around the waist and worn as a skirt by men and women throughout much of south Asia and southeast Asia, parts of Africa, and on many Pacific islands. ... A back closure is a fastener (such as a zipper or button(s)) on the rear of a garment, most commonly one made for females. ... Archeological bronze buckles from southern Sweden A buckle (from Latin buccula) is a clasp used for fastening two things together, such as the ends of a belt, or for retaining the end of a strap. ... For other uses, see Button (disambiguation). ... William Shakespeare in a sheer linen collar of the early 17th century, a direct ancestor of the modern shirt collar. ... For other uses, see Cuff (disambiguation). ... A fly is a zipped, Velcro or buttoned opening in trousers, shorts and other garments covering the groin. ... The hemline of a garment is its lower edge. ... Lapels are the decorative revers on the face of mens formal jackets. ... For other uses, see Pocket (disambiguation). ... A woman wearing a sweater with padded shoulders. ... Sleeve (O. Eng. ... Snap fastener (male and female discs) A snap fastener is a pair of interlocking discs commonly used in place of buttons to fasten clothing. ... A Top Button is the highest button on a shirt, holding the collar of the shirt together. ... The waistline is the line of demarcation between the upper and lower portions of a garment, which notionally corresponds to the natural waist but may vary with fashion from just below the bust to below the hips. ... Zipper slider brings together the two sides A zipper (British English: zip fastener or zip) is a popular device for temporarily joining two edges of fabric. ... Clothing in Ancient Rome consisted generally of the toga, the stola, brooches for them, and breeches. ... Costume du monde antique Clothing in the ancient world ---- (more info) Stage 2 : In Progress (How-to) not sure what the best translation for costume would be in the title. ... Harold Godwinson, last Anglo-Saxon king of England, as depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry. ... // Overview Byzantine Dress changed vastly over the centuries. ... Early medieval European dress, from about 400 to 1100, changed very gradually. ... Clothing terminology comprises the names of individual garments and classes of garments, as well as the specialized vocabularies of the trades that have designed, manufactured, marketed and sold clothing over hundreds of years. ... The emperor Tang Gaozu in his yuanlingshan and putou hat Han Chinese clothing or Hanfu (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: hànfú; Wade-Giles: han4fu2), also known as Hanzhuang (漢裝) or Huafu (華服) (the layperson almost always use the term guzhuang (古裝) which means ancient clothing) refers to the historical clothing of... Ladies making silk, early 12th century painting by Emperor Huizong of Song (a remake of an 8th century original by artist Zhang Xuan), illustrates silk fabric manufacture in China. ... Overview of fashion from The New Students Reference Work, 1914. ... Timeline of clothing and textiles technology. ...

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