"How It's Made" Can Make You More
Live long and prosper, my expert friends. Now back to learning about things I do care about... like lipstick, rolling luggage, kaleidoscopes, pierogies, and the hottest colors for fall clothing 2014.
Mary Ellen Sokalski, MAS
P.S. Here are the factoids I promised:
Why do women's shirts button on the opposite side than men's? In Victorian times, buttons on women's dresses were sewn so that their DRESSERS would have them on the correct side, since women did not dress themselves. That tradition continues even today.
Where did we get the name "tank top?" The term "tank top" comes from the 1920s, when some of the first swimming pools were called "swimming tanks." The traditional top without sleeves was considered appropriate attire for swimming, so the tops were called "tank tops." The name stuck.
What does the word "wicking" really mean? The word "wicking" shares the same process as a candlewick: a conduit to relay moisture into the air. Poly fibers in our garments wick away moisture into the air much faster than cotton counterparts, so this dry fast property is called wicking.
How do temperature-changing fabrics really work, and why are they compared to POLAR BEARS? Temperature-changing tech fabrics have hollowed threads that trap air inside to cool when hot, and to warm when cool. The threads operate on the same principle as a polar bear's fur, which is hollow on the inside, with the same insulating trapped air to protect the bear from the elements.
Have fun sharing these facts!