Please review a wardrobe, paying attention to garment tags with textile information. Make a list of the fabrics present in your wardrobe. Note percentage ratios, if applicable. If the task appears too daunting, you may limit your research to a dozen favorite garments.

What textiles do you wear the most?

Did you make any surprise discoveries in the process?

Please select one textile from your list and study its history as well as cultural and environmental impacts in more detail.

What is its fashion heritage?

Share your findings in with images wherever appropriate.

Become familiar with contemporary textile/fashion industry standards. Relate historical course content to everyday fashion practices.



In this new world, people are mor5e concerned with their wardrobes and designs more than ever. Ranging from clothes to perfumes to shoes, people are keen on their physical appearance and in extreme circumstances; they have clothes and shoes designated for particular occasions. However, these clothes and shoes are made from textiles that have different ratios. Despite having a large and well-equipped wardrobe, it is very rare to find clothes that have a similar percentage of fabric and textiles (Fernandez-Stark, 2016).

Usually, clothes are made from different textiles such as silk, wool, linen cotton, and nylon. Having gone through my whole wardrobe, I realized that I near more of cotton clothes than any other fabric. Despite the fact that most of them are not 100% pure cotton, they have a higher percentage of cotton than other fabrics. On the other hand, I had no nylon clothes. During the process, I discovered that it is very rare to find a material that is 100% pure. Even most of the dealers may think and say that most of their clothes are pure only to find that they are made of several fabrics.

Cotton is one of the fabrics that are widely used in most of the clothes in the market today. It is soft and grows in a protective case. The cotton fiber is usually spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile. Cotton textile dates back from 5000 BC and is still used today. Cotton fashion has a heritage to innovate; creating, disrupting but raising the bar to set new standards in the fashion industry. The cotton heritage is the customer’s brands that create his or her impression (Fernandez-Stark, 2016).

In conclusion, we can say that fashion is evolving at very high rate. To be trending, people have to move with style by buying and using the right and correct fabrics and textiles.


Fernandez-Stark, K. B. (2016). Peru in the High Quality Cotton Textile and Apparel Global Value Chain: . Opportunities for Upgrading.

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