Apparel goes far beyond the simplistic definition
of “things being worn". It is such a complex concept, we felt
obligated to create this special page as tribute to the word.
According to many fashionistas, the most obvious
function of clothing is to make us look fabulous. We
tend to agree. However, we should all keep in mind that the
primary function of clothes and footwear is to protect us from the
elements. Let’s keep in mind the basic fact that we as humans
typically need food, shelter, and clothing to survive (yes, water is
good to have as well). In addition to making us look trendy, there
is no doubt that apparel improves the comfort of the wearer. In hot
climates, garments provide protection from sunburn. They can also
help cool us when manufactured with appropriate textile fibers or
certain performance fabrics. In cold weather climates our
apparel’s thermal insulation along with the phenomenon of wicking help
keep us stay dry and warm.
OK, I think that we all can agree that what we
wear helps our appearance as well as our level of comfort.
Now that we have that explanation behind us, we can move on to discuss
the fact that looking good and feeling good is only part of the apparel
In addition to being, “items to be worn" such as
shirts, pants, socks, jackets, sweaters and underwear,
apparel is an entire “industry". The reality is that
there are hundreds, thousands or tens of thousands of sub-topics that
are relevant to the business of creating t-shirts & jeans. As
such, we can go on for days talking about the various aspects that are
important to apparel. As a matter of fact, we can actually go on
for “years" discussing the topic as we have done on this website.
Believe it or not, we have spent decades (not years) exploring this
industry and creating ApparelSearch.com as a result.
With the goal of enlightening ourselves regarding
the depth and breadth of the
apparel industry, we have built this website in an effort to
explore, expand, and teach the meaning of apparel to ourselves and to
others. The subject matter is clearly the center of our
To make a long story a bit shorter, our website
focuses on every aspect of the garment industry. This includes
fashion, shoes, handbags, and all sorts of style relevant accessories.
We even lump jewelry and beauty products into what we believe to be the
world of fashion. Let’s be honest, makeup, earrings, and watches
help define our look and therefore should be considered part of our
Please join us on the journey to learn more
In many societies, clothing reflect standards of
modesty, religion, gender, and social status. Our personal style or
taste in regard to what we wear can really matter.
next page to learn more about
apparel. We will help guide you to relevant
factories, wholesalers, retailers and other information to help with