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A Wondrous Place Called Millau

If you love gloves, you had probably heard about Millau, a wondrous place renowned by its famous viaduct, and for being the center glove-making world. This commune belongs to the Aveyron department in the French Midi-Pyrenees region of southern France. In the 9th century, Millau started to grown and became the center for the production of simple lambskin gloves. Then, in the 12th century, there was a great demand of new materials, textures, and designs. All kinds of skins were used: stag, peccary, python, ostrich, doeskin, lamb, suede, chamois. This unique expertise of glove-making has been preserved by the families in Millau and in early 20th century, the industry had 12,000 employees manufacturing 5 million pairs of gloves a year...

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Gloves Fashion Trends 2015-2016

The fashion website Fashionisers.com made a fall/winter 2015-2016 catwalks review on accessories. The verdict comes as follows: Let's get elbow length gloves These elbow length gloves look really sophisticated. Many celebrities used them in the red carpet and in fashion weeks. Best brands: Dries Van Noten, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Elie Saab and Prada. Furry styles Suede comes with hairy appliques by Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Matthew Williamson and Fendi. Reptile skins Not only in belts and bags, also in gloves. Reptile skins are in. Their special prints, textures and futuristic designs make them objets of desire. Some of them look like fake leathers, too. Who made them? Haider Ackermann, Marni and Balenciaga. Want them? Source: Catwalkreport, Fashionisers

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History Of Gloves

Archeologists found the oldest pairs of gloves in the Egyptian Pyramids. As many of the accessories that people wore during different times of our history, gloves were symbols of power. Who wore them? For many centuries only royalty, bishops and higher ranking men and women. At the beginning they were used as hands' protection, then as a fashion accessory and then it became part of different customs, rituals and symbolisms. In the Middle Age, the usual fabric gloves changed materials adding leather or even iron turning into gauntlets for riding, falconry and knight events. The high demand of leather gloves in the 1100s resulted as the establishment of the first companies of glovers. It was a huge business in the...

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