Tag: TEXTILES

Conservation of Queen Victoria’s silk shoes | Beyond Palace Doors

Conservation of Queen Victoria’s silk shoes | Beyond Palace Doors

I’m Rosie, I’m a Textile Conservator working at Historic Royal Palaces I’m currently working on these blue satin side-lacing boots worn by Queen Victoria And they’re a really exciting new acquisition for Historic Royal Palaces as they’re quite rare We only have one other pair of shoes worn by Queen Victoria in our collection of …

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WSJ Investigation: Amazon Sellers Sourcing From Unsafe Factories

WSJ Investigation: Amazon Sellers Sourcing From Unsafe Factories

(gas hisses) – [Interpreter] (speaks in a foreign language) – (speaks in a foreign language) (dramatic music) – [Narrator] When you shop for clothing on Amazon, you see a giant selection from many thousands of sellers available for cheap and swift delivery to your door. It’s part of the reason, Amazon has become one of …

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Wear Is My Boat – PrĂ©sentation

Wear Is My Boat – PrĂ©sentation

Your best ally against sea sickness A smart textile Help to fight against sea sickness and motion sickness Enhance effort recovery Allow to fight against fatigue The effect of the Wear Is My Boat textile Combination of several layers Infrared radiation emitted by the body Infrared of the ambient light Heat stimulates the thermoreceptors, symptoms …

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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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