Turning fabrics into apparel is not as easy as it may seem. Ignorance to this fact has made modern day consumers take clothing for granted. Before the method of making textile was mechanized, processing textile was very tedious and labor intensive. The industry was the first to be mechanized during the Industrial Revolution.
Over the centuries, man became more efficient in making clothes. Man has also incorporated creative ideas in making their attire. As a result of this, the fashion industry starts blooming and different methods in beautifying clothes have developed. One significant method is embroidery.
Embroidery is known as the art or handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with designs stitched in strands of thread or yarn by using a special needle. Evidence suggests that Ancient Egyptians, Babylonians, Phoenicians and Hebrews used embroidery for decorating their robes. The Moors has been found to decorate much of their apparels with embroidery as well. The style and uniqueness of each individual culture is usually embedded in the pattern and designs of the embroidery. Back in the days, embroidery also represents the sign of wealth and power one possessed. The rich traders and merchants are often willing to pay a large sum of money for the luxury of embroidered clothing. The one who always benefits the most from this are their wives and mistresses.
Decorating with embroidery is one of the most beautiful ways to express your identity on clothes and accessories. It brings the lady wearing the attire a sense of style and elegance. Hand-made embroidery is regarded highly because more work and energy is dedicated into creating a faultless piece. Careful work which usually take days or even months are required as the creator work on every part of the fabric in detail. Today, machines have helped human to simplify their work and the quality of machine-made embroidery are now equally as beautiful as hand-made embroidery.
Embroidery on clothing can provide the wearer with a sense of individuality. With help from machines, almost every garment can be embroidered. The rich and famous has taken this to full advantage by creating their own unique attire. This is done by having the clothes tailor-made with their initials embroidered. Fashion is without a doubt a universal concept. No industry or activity is ignored by fashion. Even sportsmen and women are not left behind in the world of fashion. With adoring fans wanting to dress like their idol such as Tiger Woods and Michelle Wie, fashion has found its way to the greens! Lady golf apparel is now making statements on golf courses despite the fact that golfers are guarded by dress codes and rules.
Today, clothing is not just bare necessity, a mean to protect the body from dangers in the environment but also gives the wearer a sense of confidence and pride. The world of fashion is a dominant market in which designers are more creative and eager to explore different ways to produce garments that are equally as beautiful as the ladies who wear them!