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The Tote Bag: Now And Then

What is a Tote Bag? In its simplest form, a tote bag is the most rudimentary of all bag designs: a single panel of material is stitched on two sides to create a bag and looped handles are secured on either side of the aperture. This basic structure can then be enlarged and strengthened by the addition of base and side panels and interior and exterior pockets. History and origin According to the Oxford English Dictionary, ‘tote’ is a word of American origin. Its precise origins are obscure, but it seems likely that it is from West Africa, perhaps a variant of ‘tota’ – to pick up – in Kikongo or ‘tuta’ – to carry in Swahili, and that it...

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A Resume Of A Complete Guide For Gloves

Gloves have been around for centuries and are typically an accessory on the hand. With this guide you'll be able to adquire more knowledge about the topic. Gloves are primarily to protect the hand and its digits. Whether it be from cold weather exposure or any other kind of protection, gloves have a variety of ways, including simply being fashionable accessories, which they have been for some centuries. The History of Gloves Gloves have been around since the antiquity. One of the most important historical uses of a glove was in chain-mail armor by soldiers and knights during the medieval ages. In the sixteenth century, the gloves reached the pinnacle of popularity when Queen Elizabeth I began wearing ornate and...

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Materials: A World Of Different Leathers

Leather is a natural, living material perfect for the creation of exclusive and high-quality gloves. Some leathers withstand moisture well, while others are softer. The characteristics of leather are partly a result of where the animal lived. There’s a wide variety to mention, but the two most important to talk about are peccary and carpincho leathers. They’re first-class quality hide leathers in consideration in the glove-making industry to be the most luxurious material for making leather gloves. Peccary The hide leather of the South American wild boar. This hide leather is uniquely strong, sturdy and, at the same time, soft, smooth on touch and supple. It’s also a leather that, over time, develops a fabulous patina. And It’s well known...

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