clothing, feng shui

Do You Know About the Feng Shui of Clothes?

Feng shui is not just limited to the physical environment. Clothes and appearances are also affected by feng shui as well. The clothes you wear can have an impact on your body. So it’s best not to wear clothes that have strange or ominous patterns. All things have a magnetic field, which can have an impact ...

Emma Lu

Smiling young woman looks through a rack of yellow tops at a clothing store.

10 Popular Ancient Chinese Garments

In China, ancient Chinese garments were more than just a means to cover people’s bodies. They deemed clothing as an embodiment of culture and prestige symbols. Clothing in ancient China reflected the social status of the wearer. So there was a huge difference between the attire worn by the wealthy and peasants. In general, peasants ...

Emma Lu

Qing Dynasty imperial clothing.

How to Dress Warm in Winter

Winter will be hitting America within the next few weeks. The way you dress will inevitably have to change so as to protect your body from extreme cold, as in winter you need to dress warm. 3 things to keep in mind to dress warm in winter 1. Layers You have to wear three layers ...

Nspirement Staff

A child bundled up outside in the snow.

Colorful Clothing of the Miao

When it comes to colorful clothing in China, no one wears them better than the Miao, or Hmong, ethnicity in the country. The Miao have a long history and culture beginning from the Qin Dynasty. And since then, they have honed their arts and crafts, which remain impressive to this day. As lovers of singing and ...

Emma Lu

A Miao woman wearing silver adornments.

4 Ways to Make Fashion Sustainable

It is estimated that the fashion industry accounts for 10 percent of carbon emissions and 20 percent of wastewater generation every year. Almost half the non-biodegradable microfibers that end up in the oceans annually come from clothes. This is basically the equivalent of throwing 50 billion plastic bottles into the oceans. Given these numbers, it ...

Raven Montmorency

Being fashionable can take a toll on the environment.

Why You Should Start Ditching Fast Fashion

As societies have become prosperous, human consumption has greatly increased as well. This is pretty evident when looking at clothing. People today purchase numerous outfits every year to keep up with changing fashion styles, known as fast fashion. This trend of fast fashion is causing so many problems to our environment and human values that ...

Raven Montmorency

A woman carrying fast fashion items.

Waistcoats and Hanfu: Period Clothing Coming Back in Style

Many people seek new outfits, radically different from all known styles, when they want to project themselves as fashionable. In essence, fashion to them is defined by the rejection of existing styles and the adoption of new, never-seen-before ones. However, there are people who do the reverse — they reject all modern clothing and choose ...

Raven Montmorency

Period clothing.

Researchers Urge Reduction of PFAS Chemicals in Consumer Products

Human exposure to unnecessary and potentially harmful chemicals like PFAS could be significantly reduced if manufacturers added chemicals only when they were truly essential in terms of the health, safety, and functioning of society. That’s the conclusion of a study published in Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, a peer-reviewed journal published by the Royal Society of ...

Troy Oakes

Bottles of chemicals.

Ancient Paper Art Kirigami May Be Key to Improving Smart Clothing

Like a yoga novice, electronic components don’t stretch easily. But that’s changing thanks to a variation of origami, known as kirigami, that involves cutting folded pieces of paper. In a study published April 2 in the journal Advanced Materials, a University at Buffalo-led research team describes how kirigami has inspired its efforts to build malleable electronic circuits. ...

Troy Oakes

Stretchable electronics.

How Ancient Chinese Clothing Indicated Rank and Status

Ancient Chinese clothing worn by emperors, noblemen, and officials used color and pattern to signify rank. The association of rank to a particular color and pattern was known as the Regulation Attire System. In accordance with the yin-yang and five element theory, blue, red, white, black, and yellow represent East, South, West, North, and Central, ...

Nspirement Staff

Qing Dynasty imperial clothing.