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Why were Red Coats red?

Why were Red Coats red?

This video is sponsored by Wix. Go to wix.com/go/simplehistory to create a website now. Why were red coats red? Everyone knows that the British Army wore red uniforms for a long time in its history. But do you know why red was the color of choice? The red tunic conjures up images of colonial militia …

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Following Nationwide Strikes, Bangladesh Garment Workers Win Minimum Wage Increase

Following Nationwide Strikes, Bangladesh Garment Workers Win Minimum Wage Increase

MARK PROVOST: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Mark Provost in Baltimore. Garment workers in Bangladesh are poised to receive a 50 to 80 percent increase in the minimum wage following massive protests in September which closed more than 100 factories and caused a 20 percent decline in national production, according to a Reuters …

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Getting Dressed in 1665 Delft

Getting Dressed in 1665 Delft

The clothing of a wealthy woman began with a linen or silk chemise. This was long and full and often decorated with lace at the cuffs. No other undergarment was worn. A hip pad was tied about the waist to support the petticoats. During the late 1600s the coastal fringes of the Netherlands saw the …

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Fashion and Textiles – Rachel Purcell

Fashion and Textiles – Rachel Purcell

I loved cutting up clothes and dressing up when I was a kid, and I did want my own wedding dress shop when I was younger. Since I was studying at college I’ve developed more interest in the business side of fashion. I decided that that was the career I wanted to go into. So …

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How To Scotchgard Fabric: Protect & Treat Light Colors | SEWING REPORT

How To Scotchgard Fabric: Protect & Treat Light Colors | SEWING REPORT

hey everybody Jennifer here with the sewing report and I wanted to share a quick tip with you when working with light colored fabrics in the past but I’ve been sewing and quilting and i’m working with something like colors like this dinosaur print I noticed that inevitably i would get some stains or some …

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D&T Y5 Textiles Stuffed Toy Assembly lesson pack

D&T Y5 Textiles Stuffed Toy Assembly lesson pack

In our final lesson of a topic, the children will be stuffing and assembling their toys. Firstly, they need to line up their pieces of fabric and then secure with pins, so that the material doesn’t move around while they’re sewing them together. We’re going to be using blanket stitch and here’s how to do …

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