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European clothing in the 1900s

By |2018-04-11T09:24:28+00:00August 4th, 2017|Clothing, Modern Europe|

French women wearing pants (Paris, 1922) Even though European men had started wearing pants in the early 1800s, women in Europe didn't really start to wear pants until about 100 years later, in the early 1900s. Slowly more and more women started to wear pants, just as men had. But although by the 1900s pretty [...]

What did people wear? The history of clothing

By |2018-04-29T12:00:53+00:00June 8th, 2017|Clothing|

History of clothing: Venus of Lespugue, ca. 25000 BC, now in the Musee du Quai Branly, Paris, wearing a grass or string skirt The first clothing Clothing was very expensive in the ancient and medieval world, because without engine-powered machines it was very hard to make. So most people had very few changes of [...]

Polyester fabric – World War II and the invention of polyester

By |2018-01-02T16:10:10+00:00June 8th, 2017|Clothing, Modern Europe|

Polyester fabric: a polyester shirt Who invented polyester fabric? The British scientists John Whinfield and James Dickson first invented polyester cloth in 1941 in England. World War II had made it hard to get cotton, and British people needed clothes to wear! After World War II was over, in 1945, the United States [...]