Founding of Adidas Company

Designer Adolf Dassler of the Adidas Company developed running shoes in Germany in 1949. Continue reading

French Invent Dry Cleaning

Parisian dyeworks owner Jean-Baptiste Jolly discovered dry cleaning in 1855 Continue reading

First Silk Waterproof Umbrella

The first waterproof umbrella was an oiled silk umbrella owned by King Louis XIII of France in 1637. Continue reading

Pants First Worn in the Middle East

Pants were created from divided leg coverings worn in ancient Middle East and Asia. Continue reading

Leather Sandals Worn in Egypt

Egyptian nobility wore sandals made of woven papyrus, leather, and wood circa 2000 BCE. Continue reading

Mexicans Wove Cotton Clothing

Woven cotton clothing was discovered from 3600 BCE in the Mexico Valley. Continue reading

First Woolen Raincoat

Celts created a woolen nearly waterproof raincoat in 3000 BCE made of woven long-haired wool that shed water. Continue reading

Corset Invented During Bronze Age

A waist-cincher corset with copper ribbing was invented during the Bronze Age on Crete circa 2100 BCE and worn by both men and women. Continue reading

Roman Cobblers Made Fitted Shoes

Roman cobblers first made pairs of fitted shoes for both feet in the first century BCE. Continue reading

Domesticated chickens

In India some 5.000 years ago, chickens were domesticated. Continue reading