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Which animal's hair is a source of mohair?
Angora goats have been in Central Asia since the Paleolithic. They produce the luxury fibre known as mohair. It is lustrous and shiny, warm in winter as it has excellent insulating properties, while remaining cool in summer due to its moisture wicking properties. Today, South Africa is the world's largest mohair producer, producing around 50% of the total world production.
What is a small outer pocket in a men's jacket called?
In the 19th century when the 2 piece suit became the mainstay of gentlemen’s fashion, it occurred to well dressed men that they didn’t want their pristine handkerchiefs mixing with the coins and other dirty objects carried in their pockets and hence transferred it to their top left breast pocket.
Which animal's hair is used to make cashmere?
Common usage defines the fibre as a wool, but in fact it is a hair, and this is what gives it its unique characteristics as compared to sheep's wool (a hair has a hollow core, while wool does not). Cashmere has been manufactured in Nepal and Kashmir for thousands of years.
What is muslin made of?
A muslin is a delicate cotton fabric. It has been imported to Europe from India since the Roman times. A legend has it that an ounce of muslin used to sell in Rome for an ounce of gold. The word "Muslin" is derived from the ancient port town "Maisolos", today Machilipatnam in Andra Pradesh, India.
Who is consider to be the founder of miniskirt?
Mary Quant is a Welsh fashion designer and British fashion icon. She was one of the designers who took credit for the miniskirt and hot pants, and by promoting these and other fun fashions she encouraged young people to treat fashion as fun.
Where does the fabric "damask" come from?
Damask was first produced in China. Its use spread over India, Persia and Syria on the Silk Road to Europe. Damasks derive their name from the city of Damascus-in that period a large city active both in trading (as part of the silk road) and in manufacture. Damasks became scarce after the 9th century outside Islamic Spain, but were revived in some places in the 13th century.
Where is the Panama hat from?
A Panama hat is a traditional brimmed straw hat of Ecuadorian origin. Despite their name, Panama hats have never been made in Panama. They originated in Ecuador where they are made to this day. Historically, throughout Central and South America, people referred to Panama hats as “Jipijapa,” “Toquilla,” or “Montecristi” hats at the time (the latter two phrases are still in use today).
What does the term "Haute couture" mean?
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Haute couture, French for "high sewing" is the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing. It is a high-end fashion that is constructed by hand from start to finish, made from high-quality, expensive, often unusual fabric.
Which animal's hair is used to make angora wool?
90% of Angora fur is produced in China, where more than 50 million Angora rabbits grow 2,500–3,000 tonnes of angora wool per year. Angora is known for its softness, silky texture, and what knitters refer to as a halo (fluffiness). It is much warmer and lighter than wool due to the hollow core of the angora fibre.
What is the traditional a wraparound skirt in Tahiti?
The pāreu or pareo is the Cook Islands and Tahitian word for a wraparound skirt. Originally it was used only to refer to women's skirts, as men wore a loincloth, called a maro. Nowadays the term is applied to any piece of cloth worn wrapped around the body, worn by males or females.