InWallace CarothersJulian Hill, and other researchers for the DuPont Company studied chains of molecules called polymersin an attempt to find a substitute for silk. Pulling a heated rod from a beaker containing carbon- and alcohol-based molecules, they found the mixture stretched and, at room temperature, had a silky texture. This work culminated in the production of nylon marking the beginning of a new era in synthetic fibers.
Stockings also known as hoseespecially in a historical context are close-fitting, variously elastic garments covering the leg from the foot up to the knee or possibly part or all of the thigh. Stockings vary in color, design, and transparency. Today, stockings are primarily worn for fashion and aestheticsusually in association with mid-length or short skirts.
It wasand the recently-appointed president of Hanes Hosiery Mill Co. While a woman might shop for food multiple times a week, she would likely only head to a department store once every month or two. Rather than wait, she would purchase undergarments when it was most convenient.
Have you ever taken a look at your VienneMilano thigh highs and wondered how women could ever live without them? Just as culture and popular fashion have evolved over the decades, so too has hosiery. Hosiery's first origins can be found in its name, a term deriving from the Anglo-Saxon Old English word " hosen " which means covering.
Because, as hemlines grew shorter, the need to cover scandalous lady skin with something — anything — grew larger, but we won't get into that now. Suffice it to say that American women were wearing silk stockings. Unfortunately, they didn't stretch, they were delicate and ripped easily, and they often required an extra garment, like a garter belt, to hold them up.
Stockings as we know them today date back to Mediaeval times, when silk began to be used for this type of garment. These stockings were produced using the shaped and sewn knit. After migrating to Delaware in the USA he opened a gunpowder factory.
Eager American shoppers bought up the new nylons even though they were priced the same as those made of silk. DuPont struggled to keep up with demand and American women were still complaining of shortages in when the United States joined the war. Commercial quantities of nylon stockings would not reach the rest of the world until after
Pantyhose are a form of sheer women's hosiery that extend from the waist to the toes. The terms hosiery and stocking derive from the Anglo-Saxon words hosa, meaning "tight-legged trouser," and stoka, meaning "stump" When the upper part of a trouser leg was cut off, the remaining stoka became "stocking," and hosa became "hosiery. However, after World War II, fashion designers began to attach panties to stockings, creating the form of hosiery currently favored by most women. Although their most basic purpose is to protect and beautify the feet and legs of female consumers, nylons are also put to other uses, including supporting the legs of football players and protecting crops from dust storms.