Nylon, a fashion history

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
nylon fashion sportswear

Just how have we got into this yoyo love/hate relationship that we now seem to have with nylon?

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Nylon : the birth of a synthetic textile

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Without the commercial urge to easily produce artificial silk we would not have nylon in our lives.

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something for the weekend : Harris Tweed

Friday, February 22, 2013

A little something for the weekend. Some lovely links that I have found on my travels around the internet. These are all related to Harris Tweed.

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Harris Tweed, history of a trademark

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Harris Tweed is the only commercially-produced textile still to be handwoven and the only fabric protected by an act of parliament. Production of Harris Tweed is here to…

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Gingham fabric, a chequered history

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

From Dorothy’s blue gingham dress to the 1960s mod sensibility to classic vintage styling, gingham fabric is a fashion staple representing different elements of this simple design.

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Corduroy: a complete history

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Corduroy is a truly vintage textile of cotton or cotton-mix fabric with a raised, ribbed, sheared surface nap and underlying weave.

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