An apron is a garment that is worn over other clothing and covers mainly the front of the body. It may have several different purposes and is today perhaps most known as a functional accessory that layers over one's outfit to protect one's clothes and skin from incidental stains and marks. However, the apron may also be worn as a purely decorative garment, for hygienic reasons and to protect from dangers such as excessive heat. An apron often gains sentimental value overtime because one who wears an apron wears it often, if not always, while doing the work. The routine of putting an apron on before doing one’s work can even begin to feel slightly ceremonial, in the sense that it prepares them mentally and physically for the task at hand.
As a top layer that covers the front body, the apron is also worn as a uniform, adornment, ceremonial garb or fashion statement. Apron styles adapt to the tastes of the times to suit the values and jobs of the current culture. They can be practical, fashionable, and sentimental.
There are many different apron forms depending on the purpose of the apron. A basic distinction is between waist aprons, which cover the body from the waist down, and bib aprons, which also cover the upper part of the body.
An apron is usually held in place by two ribbon-like strips of cloth that are tied at the back. A bib apron may either have a strap around the neck (perhaps the most widespread use today), or shoulder straps that criss-cross at the back and attach to the waistband. The advantage of the former design is that it makes it especially simple to put on the bib apron. The advantage of the shoulder strap design is that it makes the apron more comfortable to wear; a neck strap can slightly impair ease of movement.
Some modern-day aprons have humorous expressions, designs or corporate logo.
Aprons in the home
The apron was traditionally viewed as an essential garment for anyone doing housework. Cheaper clothes and washing machines made aprons less common beginning in the mid-1960s in some countries such as the United States. However, the practice of wearing aprons remains strong in many places.
Today, the apron has enjoyed a minor renaissance in terms of both women and men now wearing them when performing household chores. For instance, an article in the Wall Street Journal claimed in 2005 that the apron is "enjoying a renaissance as a retro-chic fashion accessory" in the United States. However, it still is not as prevalent as it was prior to the 1960s. Aprons are nowadays considered equally appropriate for both women and men by most people. However, prevailing social norms ensure that women frequently wear more delicate clothing and may therefore be more likely to want the protection an apron offers. This can also be because the apron is the traditional clothing for cooking and washing dishes, usually done by women. When domestic workers are supplied a uniform by their employers, an apron is often included. The aprons are worn for hygienic as well as for identification purposes.
Currently stocked is a varied selection of underwear, which includes Ladies Pantee/Bloomers, (with long leg that reaches mid-thigh) and Briefs (knickers), these are available in both Eyelet and Interlock fabric. Eyelet fabric is used extensively in the manufacture of underwear due to its good looks, wash and wear ability and of course it’s comfortable when worn. Interlock fabric (Brushed Cotton) is said to be warmer when worn, which we currently stock in Pantee/Bloomers and Briefs, we can also offer an Interlock pantee only with a longer leg, down to the knee or very close to it.
Our sizes range from WMS (10-12) to XXXOS (24-26) but we are hoping to extend the sizes stocked in 2019.
We stock a selection of multi pack briefs in various styles and colours including Bikini briefs, and a range of incontinent underwear for women.
Also stocked are camisoles, vests with various necklines and styles, long sleeve vests, leggings/long johns and so much more.
Buyers should note we DO NOT accept returns of underwear due to hygiene concerns unless the item is still in the manufacturers unopened packaging. We will, of course replace/refund faulty or damaged products.
Drawstring bags in many fabrics and a wide assortment of colours, we can supply them all!
One of our most popular products is the Poly-Cotton Drawstring Bag, which we produce here at our premises in North East Lincolnshire, from stock we can supply bags as small as 9cm x 11cm up to a really large bag, 60cm x 76cm. With a choice of 46 exciting colours ranging from a cool Mint to a Bright Orange, we believe we have colours to meet most clients demands.
The Drawstring for the bags is made from the same material as the bag so ensuring perfect colour co-ordination. We can produce bags in any size you require, why not give us a call with your requirements.
Another popular bag is the Calico range, Calico is an untreated cotton, it is usually a natural, cream/beige colour in sizes from 10cm x 15cm to 49cm x 75cm, a terrific range of bags for all purposes, you will be surprised at how useful and cheap they are!
The Calico range has a Rope Style Drawstring.
We offer a wide range of Jute/Hessian Drawstring Bags. Extremely hard wearing and very useful, excellent for over-wintering garden bulbs, tubers etc. Much in demand for storing vegetables and many other jobs, we get many orders for them each week so they must fulfil a lot of needs! Drawstring on these is a Jute/Hessian Twine.
Also available are Velvet and Satin bags plus Chinese Brocade, as with our other bags, a choice of colour and size.
Most of the bags can be decorated, we can carry out embroidery and Hot Press orienting, please ask for details.
It may interest some buyers that, as said previously, we now manufacture 99% of the bags we sell, we do not import from China, India or any of the other low wage countries. It is regretted
that occasionally we do sell foreign bags, but very rarely. Should you be visiting North East Lincolnshire do call in and see us…