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The History of Classic Stuhrling Original Watches

Stührling Original, a company with roots dating back to the 1800s, makes more than watches today. It makes timepieces that are a continuation of precision Swiss watch-making started four generations ago. Today’s Stührling watches embrace traditional appeal with a “modern, 21st century flair.” While the styles have changed, Stührling timepieces remain in demand due to… Read More »

History of the Brahmin Handbag

In 1882, Joan and Bill Martin began Brahmin Leather Works which was a small entrepreneurial enterprise in Massachusetts. The company began in their home where they were to create handbags that would capture the imagination of high society women in Massachusetts. The term Brahmin originally comes from the caste system of India where the elite… Read More »

Satya Paul – History About a Big Indian Designer

The designer behind the global brand Satya Paul was originally born in Leigha, Pakistan and came to India during the division of the country. Satya Paul is one of the pioneering designers in the global fashion industry who established the designer brand with the same name in 1985. He was especially renowned for working with… Read More »

Why We Wear New Clothes on Easter – A History of the Tradition From a Fashion School Perspective

Many of us can remember our parents dressing us up in new clothes every Easter so we could parade around the neighborhood in our finest. It was a fun tradition to look forward to (or avoid, as some fashion-phobic children were known to do), whether we went to church or not. But where did this… Read More »

History Of Renaissance Clothing – How Today’s Fashion Is Affected

During the Renaissance period, the rich and more prosperous members of a town, city, or region often wore elaborate and highly-decorated clothing that was hand crafted from a variety of rich and expensive fabrics and finishes. In fact, the wealthier a family was the more ornate and expensive their Renaissance clothing was. Your attire was… Read More »

A Brief History of Sleeping Bags

Early records of sleeping bags involve French customs officers who watched the passes of the Pyrenees mountains between Spain and France. These early bags were made of sheepskin, for the water resistant properties, and lined with wool. The bags had five buckles so that they could be rolled. In the 1850’s, Arctic explorers made beds… Read More »

History of Reusable Grocery Bags

Reusable shopping bags, such as PP woven and non woven bags and also various other organic-based bags, have been growing immense in popularity over the last few years. However, the history of such bags stems well before 2005 or even 2000, when the green shopping tote movement began attaining its momentum which can be seen… Read More »

History of Gucci

From a small luggage and saddler company in Florence, Gucci has developed into one of the world’s premier providers of high quality luxury goods. Founded in 1921, Guccio Gucci laid the foundation for this proud tradition of excellence and style by developing and nurturing relationships with the greatest Florentine craftsmen. The company grew, setting the… Read More »

Cosmetic History – Milestones of the Last Century

The discovery of the art of photography and of films, particularly, provided the impetus to a sudden growth in cosmetics. As watchers saw images of famous people with perfect complexion and strong sexual appeal, the standards of a woman’s beauty started to change. Cosmetics have become a means to beautify one’s physical appearance. During the… Read More »

Mens Leather Belts – The History of Belts

Men’s leather belts were first invented during the Bronze Age. Women occasionally wore belts, but mainly it was the men. Between then and now, belts waxed and waned in popularity, depending on the other garb worn. For the most part, belts have been for men, with women occasionally donning them as well. During the 1800s,… Read More »