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It is almost certain that if we take a look at our wardrobe and our shoe rack, we will find many zippers in our clothes and shoes (Traditionally, buttons or laces were used to close garments). This small mechanism, now common and widely used almost all over the world, has a little history:

It is said that the thread appeared in the Upper Paleolithic in the form of a cord created with vegetable fibers or animal skin that were cut into thin strips and that were used to close the skins of animals that were used to cover the bodies.

A button is a small element used to fasten or adjust clothing, especially shirts, jackets and blazers among others. Buttons are usually round and flat, although they come in different shapes and sizes. They have from one to four holes through which to pass the needle with the thread to be able to sew it on the garment. They are...

A thimble is an instrument used in sewing that serves to push the needle when a stitch is made. It is a tiny utensil, one of the most curious and indispensable for all fashion designers and seamstresses in the world.

A needle is a filament of metal, copper, or other hard material, relatively small in size, usually straight, sharpened at one end and with the other ending in an eye or handle for inserting a thread. It has been used since prehistoric times for sewing.

In 1755 a German named Charles Fredrick Wiesenthal patented a mechanical instrument that made sewing easier. It was something as simple as a needle with two ends and a buttonhole on the end. Enough to be considered the first sewing machine in history.

Hello everyone, I will introduce myself I am a Singer sewing machine, (I am the one in the photo) I was named after my creator Isaac Merritt Singer. And this that I am going to tell you is my story. The first of my older sisters was manufactured by Isaac Merritt Singer and was patented in 1851....

The loom is a weaving machine, built with wood or metal, in which parallel threads are placed, called warps, which must be held at both ends. By means of a mechanism, these threads are raised individually or in groups, forming a so-called openwork opening, through which the weft passes. It can be artisan or industrial. Artisan looms are classified...

The etymology of the word "fashion" comes from the French mode, which in turn comes from the Latin modus, and means "way" or "measure". In this sense, the word fashion refers to the "way of the moment."

During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the skirt began to be worn narrower and some even very tight to the body to highlight the curves. In the twenties Coco Chanel proposed another style of garment, much wider and shorter that facilitated movement for women. Thus, Chanel managed to impose a new style with the so-called "long Chanel"....