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Specialized 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. Paris set the fashion trends for Europe and North America Women wore dresses all day, everyday.
Day dresses had a drop waist, which was a sash or belt around the low waist or hip and a skirt that hung anywhere from the ankle on up to the knee, never above. Daywear had sleeves long to mid-bicep and a skirt that was straight, pleaded, hank hem, or tired.
Jewelry was less conspicuous. In the 21st century a diverse range of styles exist in fashion, varying by geography, exposure to modern media, economic conditions, and ranging from expensive haute couture to traditional garb, to thrift store grunge.
Fashion shows are events for designers to show off new and often extravagant designs. Although mechanization transformed most aspects of human industry by the midth century, garment workers have continued to labor under challenging conditions that demand repetitive manual labor. Mass-produced clothing is often made in what are considered by some to be sweatshops , typified by long work hours, lack of benefits, and lack of worker representation.
While most examples of such conditions are found in developing countries , clothes made in industrialized nations may also be manufactured similarly. Coalitions of NGOs , designers including Katharine Hamnett, American Apparel , Veja , Quiksilver , eVocal, and Edun and campaign groups like the Clean Clothes Campaign CCC and the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights as well as textile and clothing trade unions have sought 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.
The MFA, which placed quotas on textiles imports, was deemed a protectionist measure. India for example has not ratified sections 87 and 92 of the treaty.
Despite the strong reactions that "sweatshops" evoked among critics of globalization , the production of textiles has functioned as a consistent industry for developing nations providing work and wages, whether construed as exploitative or not, to many thousands of people.
The use of animal fur in clothing dates to prehistoric times. It is currently associated in developed countries with expensive, designer clothing, although fur is still used by indigenous people in arctic zones and higher elevations for its warmth and protection.
Once uncontroversial, it has recently been the focus of campaigns on the grounds that campaigners consider it cruel and unnecessary. PETA , along with other animal rights and animal liberation groups have called attention to fur farming and other practices they consider cruel.
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 can hide in seams. Worn clothing, if not cleaned and refurbished, itches, becomes outworn, and loses functionality as when buttons fall off, seams come undone, fabrics thin or tear, and zippers fail.
Often, people wear an item of clothing until it falls apart. Some materials present problems. Cleaning leather is difficult, and bark cloth tapa cannot be washed without dissolving it. Owners may patch tears and rips, and brush off surface dirt, but materials like these inevitably age.
However, most clothing consists of cloth, and most cloth can be laundered and mended patching, darning , but compare felt. Humans have developed many specialized methods for laundering, ranging from early methods of pounding clothes against rocks in running streams, to the latest in electronic washing machines and dry cleaning dissolving dirt in solvents other than water.
Hot water washing boiling , chemical cleaning and ironing are all traditional methods of sterilizing fabrics for hygiene purposes. 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.
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.
A resin used for making non-wrinkle shirts releases formaldehyde , which could cause contact dermatitis for some people; no disclosure requirements exist, and in the U.
Government Accountability Office tested formaldehyde in clothing and found that generally the highest levels were in non-wrinkle shirts and pants. 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 tear was practically invisible. Today clothing is considered a consumable item. Mass-manufactured clothing is less expensive than the labor required to repair it.
Many people buy a new piece of clothing rather than spend time mending. The thrifty still replace zippers and buttons and sew up ripped hems.
Used, unwearable clothing can be repurposed for quilts , rags , rugs , bandages , and many other household uses. It can also be recycled into paper.
In Western societies, used clothing is often thrown out or donated to charity such as through a clothing bin. It is also sold to consignment shops , dress agencies, flea markets , and in online auctions. Used clothing is also often collected on an industrial scale to be sorted and shipped for re-use in poorer countries. There are many concerns about the life cycle of synthetics, which come primarily from petrochemicals. Excess inventory of clothing is sometimes destroyed to preserve brand value.
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Informal undress , " dress clothes ". Cocktail dress Lounge suit Service dress uniform Pantsuit. Business casual Casual Friday Smart casual. Ceremonial dress Court diplomatic academic , etc. Religious clothing cassock , habit , etc. Now we add in their favorite little toys and it is fun for them to search for them. Remember not to do this until you kiddo is old enough to not put things in their mouths. Using fabric with their favorite characters is fun too.
Hunting for their friends is fun for them. Like I said, of all the toys in our home, this is one of the least expensive but most loved and enjoyed. I hope that you try this and that your kiddos love it as much as mine. I hope you do give it a try, and thank you! I think we had 10 of these in our house when my kids where really little! Oh wow, this got every one going — fascinating input mixed with a good read.
OK, so I am going home tonight and making one of these for my 18 month old daughter, this girl loves her some wipes, ha! Great idea to make a game out of it. This is a great idea!!!
Do you put the scraps of fabric in there a certain way like for them to come out one after the other or is it easy for the kids to reach inside to get the next one out? I usually just put them all in no certain way but I bet it would work well to fold one inside the other a bit like wipes come so that it pulls a piece of another out.
Once in a while they clump up and come out in a bunch — I have found that really flexible fabrics like Lycra and jersey work the best. I have the same question. This is genius i have lost count of the number of packets of wipes i have had to throw out because my kids have tossed them all over the floor when my back is turned! How do you decorate the tub part? Is that fabric glued to the inside? What kind of glue sticks to plastic? Huggies makes containers that are really cute — this is how they come from the store no fabric glued on to them.
What a fantastic idea! I actually have a couple wipe containers waiting for a use. I think I found it! This is so simple and yet so effective! Your idea is brilliant and really caught my eye on the idearoom. That would be wonderful! I;m glad you found a Spotted Pony and especially glad that you found something you liked! Jenn, The box came just like the pictures from the store. Huggies makes them, and there are lots of cute patterns to choose from!
I was curious if you had a special tecnique for assuring that the next piece of fabric will pop up, like the wipes? You can absolutely fold one inside of the other like wipes come packages when you buy a fresh container.
That way when you pull one out it pulls the tip of another out too. This is a fantastic idea, thanks for sharing!
I just saw this and I am going to the store tomorrow to get everything I need to make one of these for my daughter and my nephew… They will love it!!! I am so excited, I am very tempted to go shopping now so I can get started!!! Wow is all I can say!!! What a wonderful wonderful idea!!! And oh so true…my grandchildren love to pull the wipeys out of the container!!! Robin — thank you so much for the kind comment! My kids truly loved their wipe container toy to pieces!
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