• All About Aprons

    All About Aprons

    What is an Apron?

    An apron is a protective garment worn over one’s clothes and primarily covering the front of the body. There are several apron styles, are made from a range of fabrics, and used in many different settings, from homes to restaurants, artisan workshops, to flower shops and more. Aprons are popular for everyone!

    Brief History of Aprons

    Aprons have been worn since ancient times.  Egyptians are depicted, in artifacts, as wearing apron-like garments during rituals and ceremonies. The word itself comes from the French word napperon which means a small decorative tablecloth, like a placemat.

    During the Middle Ages and Renaissance, a person’s trade was indicated by their apron style: barbers wore checkers, butchers wore blue stripes, butlers wore green and upper-class women wore beautifully embroidered washable aprons to protect their expensive gowns.

    During the 19th century aprons were a popular and essential accessory worn to protect costly clothing that was not easily cleaned.  Today clothing may be less expensive and easier to care for but aprons remain an essential accessory for men, women, and children.

    Apron Uses

    Aprons today can serve many purposes depending on the fabric they are made from. Cotton and linen aprons are best used for kitchen and garden projects that involve working with dry materials. Linen is an excellent choice because it dries quickly and is naturally dirt-repellent. Leather aprons are popular for working with heat and fire, whereas rubber or nylon aprons are essential for working with chemicals, liquids, or paint.

    Apron Styles

    Bib Apron
    A bib apron, also called a chef’s apron, is considered the most popular apron style today. It provides full coverage that protects the front of torso and from neck to knee. Bib aprons often feature side or front pockets, and adjustable ties at the neck and the waist.
    Waist Apron or Half Apron
    A waist apron or half apron is a common style worn in the hospitality and catering industry. This style of apron covers the body from the waist to the thigh or the knee, and usually comes with front pockets and adjustable ties at the waist.
    Cross Back Apron
    A cross back apron, also called a pinafore apron is the most versatile apron. They are easy to put on and take off and fit a wide range of body types. Cross back aprons are a very popular Japanese apron style. Cross back aprons provide the fullest coverage.


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  • All About Cotton

    All About Cotton

    All About Cotton

    Cotton fabric is one of the most commonly used fabrics in the world. This textile is chemically organic, which means it does not contain any synthetic compounds. Cotton fabric is derived from the fibers surrounding the seeds of the cotton plant, which emerge in a round, fluffy formation once the seeds are mature.

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  • All About Linen

    All About Linen

    All About Linen

    Linen is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant, "Linum Usitatissmum". It has been used for over 10,000 years to make everything from artist canvas to clothing, to bedding, to tableware.  Egyptians used linen for its durability to wrap mummies and Medieval knights wore linen shirts and breeches under their armor for comfort and protection.

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