Category: Apparel

Surfers Finally Catch Wind of Wearable Tech

Beach apparel might not be the only thing you’ll regularly see surfers wearing this summer. If you don’t immediately connect electronics and water, continue reading. It will change your perspective and your entire surf experience—whether you’re a surfer or spectator. If you keep up with tech trends, you know that wearable tech is en vogue […]

Evolution of the Bikini

The bikini was invented by a French designer named Louis Reard in 1946, modeled at the Piscine Molitor pool in Paris by showgirl Micheline Bernardi. The new apparel was named after a U.S. atomic test off the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific the week before. Since its inception into the minds of gasping G.I.s and […]

The Rich Island History of the Aloha Shirt

Hawaiian print shirts, which are actually called Aloha Shirts, tend to have a polarizing effect on people. You either love the colorful, loose fitting button down that evokes the Aloha spirit, or you think it should be kept in the closet while on the mainland, only to be taken out of the closet for that […]

Africa Becomes Apparel-Producing Hub

Direct foreign investments grew in Africa to $56 billion in 2013, according to a 2014 report by the United Nations. A young generation of leaders  in South Africa are increasingly committed to growing their economies with textile and clothing-focused industries. Why? Because in recent years, a reduction in bureaucracy has made easier to set up […]

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