English Point (Point d'Angleterre) is a fine pillow lace made in the XVIII century, generally considered to be of Flemish origin and manufacture, and mistakenly called "Point d'Angleterre". Owing to the protection formerly given by law to English laces, large quantities of Belgium laces are believed to have been smuggled into England under this name so as to evade the customs duties. Brussels lace is a celebrated lace, more particularly, a fine variety of the lace made there whose pattern has less relief and whose fine net ground is without "picots," the knots or thorn, than that of Alençon point, which Brussels lace originates from. The city of Alençon had on exhibition at Paris, in 1899, a piece of lace of exquisite description, that had taken 16,500 working days to complete.
Vogue Pattern Service began in 1899, a spinoff of Vogue Magazine's weekly pattern feature. In 1909 Condé Nast bought Vogue. As a result, Vogue Pattern Company was formed in 1914, and in 1916 Vogue patterns were sold in department stores. In 1961 Condé Nast entered in a licensing agreement with the Butterick Company.
Before the industrial revolution, all trim was made and applied by hand, thus making heavily trimmed furnishings and garments expensive and high-status. Machine-woven trims and sewing machines put these dense trimmings within the reach of even modest dressmakers and home sewers, and an abundance of trimming is a characteristic of mid-Victorian fashion. Passementerie is French for the art of making elaborate trimmings or edgings. Today, passementerie is used with clothing and for decorating couture clothing and wedding gowns. They are also used in furniture trimming, such as the Centripetal Spring Armchair of 1849.
Nankeen, also called Nankeen cloth, originated on the Silk Road. is a kind of pale yellowish cloth, made at Nanjing, China from a yellow variety of cotton, but subsequently manufactured from ordinary cotton that is then dyed. Nankeen has been imported to Russia, but later imitated and produced locally. The first factory of nankeen cloth was built in Vychuga in Kostroma province by Piotr Konovalov in the beginning of XIX century. Vychuga textile industies have been base for major development of the area, also socially, gaining it state importance. Commercial operations were normally handled on fairs, mainly in Nizhnii Novgorod and Ukraine. The factory books show sales on Kharkiv Fair in 1839 for 50 000 rubel.
In 1697 Russian Tsar Peter the Great traveled "incognito" to Western Europe on an 18-month journey with a large Russian delegation. He studied among other shipbuilding in Zaandam and Amsterdam, thus putting the beginning of the West European classical tradition in Russia. Once back home in 1699 he introduced French and western dress to his court and later issued several laws commanding courtiers, state officials, the military and ladies to wear European clothing and cut off their long beards.
Sir Francis Drake landed on the coast of California on 17 June 1579, moving from Chile. He found a good port, landed, repaired and restocked his vessels, then stayed for a time. He claimed the land in the name for the English Crown, called Nova Albion—Latin for "New Britain". Sir Francis Drake was famously said to have figuratively "singed the King of Spain's beard" when he raided Cadiz in Spain. Singeing is normally used to burn off the surface fibres from the fabric to produce smoothness. The grey cloth,woven cotton fabric in its loom-state, not only contains impurities, including warp size, but requires further treatment in order to develop its full textile potential. Furthermore, it may receive considerable added value by applying one or more finishing processes. When no finish is applied to the textiles, they are termed as grey fabrics or greige fabrics or unfinished textiles, which does not refer to the color of the fabric. It implies that no finishing treatment has been given to it.