Tuesday, 1 February 2011

The Industrial Revolution, my shirt and woolen jumper

While ironing a shirt for an opera show tonight, thoughts about fashion came to my mind. After all, I live in the country that gave birth to the Industrial Revolution and without a technological boom, e.g. the spinning jenny or the power loom, in the 18th-19th century, perhaps I would not wear a nice shirt and woolen jumper today (see innovations in textile manufacturing in Wikipedia for an inspiring diagram of such processes).

Back in the 21st century, the technology seems to have evolved in several directions: evidence suggests that fashion consciousness may affect lifestyle and the unstoppable fashion addict may find some relief by testing his/her ability online !

TBC1 on innovation in chemicals and the search for a dry cleaner in Central London!

TBC2 on the bifurcation point in history between lycra and tweed...

No comments:

Post a Comment