2. The four most common clothing material are linen, cotton, polyesters, and rayon. 3. The bikini was named after the island Bikini Atoll, where the US military was testing its bombs in World War 2. It was so named because its creator, Louis Reard, believed the revealing suit would create a shock like that of an atomic bomb. 4. The word ‘jeans’ comes from the cotton pants worn by “Genes”, the local term for Genoan sailors.
5. The first fashion magazine was published in Germany in 1586
6. The four major fashion capitals of the world are Milan, Paris, London and New York. 7. 10-25% of Western women don’t wear a bra, and 75-85% of women who do, wear an incorrect size. 8. Evidence for the first clothes dates somewhere between 100,000 to 500,000 years ago. 9. Dresses and skirts are commonly seen as women’s clothing in the west, but in other parts of the world, men wear them as frequently as women do.
10. More than 2 billion t-shirts are sold each year.