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Before giving a description of textiles history we should first know what is textiles.
Well, Textiles is a technique by which a fabric is made by using warp and weft yarn. Textiles are not only produced by weaving but also it is made by knitting or felting the fibers and yarns. Textile is basically a Latin word that came from “Texere” and it means “To Weave”.
In order to brief the history of textiles, we have to go back to when the civilization was initiated. When people started to think that we shouldn’t stay nude. We should cover our secret bodies by using something. From that time the history of the textile began. Day by day, people tried to make something comfortable. Imagine, at the initial time of human civilization, people wore husks and leaves of trees to cover their underbody. But later they tried to invent something different that is easier to use and more stable.
In this way, the days continued and the people were trying their best to excavate something regarding textiles. After having lots of attempts, just before the 7th Century of BC (Before Christ) people succeeded to discover the fiber. It was the turning point of textiles history. Research said that people successfully made cloth to wear just before 500000 years ago.
At the beginning time of textiles history, the Needle was made by using wood and various natural hard sticks. But later, just before 40000 years ago, the sewing needle has been started to make which was quite good for sewing cloth.
In China, textiles were firstly spread and later expanded to Indian Subcontinent and Africa. Research said wool and silk fiber were firstly invented before cotton fiber. And all of the fibers were available on the Indian Subcontinent and the Arabian merchants trades with these cloths and they exported these to various European countries.
In the hand of Silk fibers and silk cloth revolutions, the Silk Road was created for the first time in the history of textile. This road was a trade road where the merchants from the China, Egypt, the Indian Subcontinent, Arab, Persia, and Rome were interconnected with their Textile Business issues.
Then, the people started to do something with the textiles. They started to use it according to its versatile using capabilities. It is worth mentioning that people started to make their own clothes with their own design and a classical era of textiles was started.
Then, slowly the clothes and fabrics are being developed. A lot of new fibers like Glass, Bamboo and other man-made fibers were produced. And by using these fibers some exclusive fabrics are being developed which has taken our world to a new fashionable world which is really significant and gorgeous.
It’s all about the History of Textiles and textiles history is still going on. After 100 years, today’s textile will be a history……so history is an ongoing process. If I live after 100 years (Inshallah), I will definitely update this page.