The Excitement Of The Hunt For Vintage Women’s Clothing

As a child, visiting my grandparents in East Sussex, one of the highlights of the weekend would be when my grandmother would whisper in my ear “there’s a jumble sale on in the village hall later”. We would set off, five and ten pence pieces aplenty in our pockets, filled with excitement and the anticipation of what treasures we might find, buried underneath the piles of other people’s cast-offs. The village hall would be a seething mass of people, pushing and jostling to get to the front of the long trestle tables, loaded with crumpled clothes, the odd shoe poking…

Organic Baby Clothes – What Do I Need to Know?

Organic baby clothes have evolved into more than plain basic items into products with style and flair. If you are like many parents today, you want only the safest material to touch your baby’s skin. So, what do you look for to ensure the hip little bodysuit is actually organic and not an imposter? First, look for 100% organic cotton or certified organic cotton. The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. A textile product carrying…

Fashionable Clothing At Cost Effective Prices

There are several ways to find high end attire at affordable rates. In fact, the internet features countless surplus sites that specialize in clothing and accessories. These brand name items are significantly marked down as well. Customers can also save money on bulk purchases and shipping too. Whether you need elegant dresses or lavish gowns, you simply do not have to pay costly retail prices anymore. Simply access the Web for sites that specialize in affordable clothing and accessories. You can also visit area outlets for ongoing sales and specials. In fact, this is the best way to compare prices…

Why Organic Baby Clothes Are Better

Organic baby clothes are becoming more popular these days because more parents realize the health benefits of using organic materials for their babies. Using organic materials for your child’s clothes is also better for the environment since manufacturers don’t use chemicals to process and produce the clothing. Organic cotton used for your child’s clothing come from cotton farms that do not use harmful pesticides that can contaminate the environment. Pesticide-free cotton is also healthier for your child to use. When cotton growers do not use pesticides to produce cotton, there will be less negative impact to the environment. The farms…

From Sashes to Sandals – Extreme Sophistication in Native Clothing

Ceremonial clothing such as headdresses, mantles, complex twined bags and baskets have been recovered from elite mound burials in Spiro, Oklahoma and a few other items have been found at places such as Etowah but little had been recoverd from village sites until Wickliffe. Evidence comes fabric impressed pottery very clearly depicting techniques used to make twined textiles from a variety of plant fibers including dogbane (hemp); nettle and milkweed. The woody stems are harvested in the fall and inside are fibers that are twisted together to make twine and from there the sky is the limit. The increased number…