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WHO are you wearing?

The inventors you can thank for the stuff you wear every day. Who are you wearing? Knitted hat: William Lee In 1589, this English stocking maker invented the first knitting machine. Belt buckle: Roman soldiers Snap: Heribert Bauer Modern snap fasteners were first patented in 1885 as a trendy way to fasten men's trousers. The earliest buckles were used by ancient Roman soldiers to keep their armour on. Pants: Barthélemy Thimonnier This French tailor invented the first widely used sewing machine in 1829. Bicycle: John Kemp Starley John is credited with inventing the safety bicycle in 1885: the first modern bike. Boots: Tanned leather goes back to prehistoric times, but in 2011 inventors from Germany and Holland patented a more environmentally friendly tanning process that uses zeolite. ideas powered ideaspowered.eu Infographic by

WHO are you wearing?

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Whatever you're wearing right now, it probably wouldn't have been possible to make without Barthélemy Thimonnier, inventor of the sewing machine. Find out which other tailors and tinkerers are behind...

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