I've written and spoken before about the origins of this thing we call Attire. But last night I was eating supper with a friend and something came up that is an essential idea for me about why I do this, and why I think it is of significance.
Not only is the development of fabric through the weaving process one of the most significant developments of the human race, its also one of the oldest. Its entirely possible that the appearance of fabrics happened before we organized languages, or began to write things down; if not before, then very likely right along side those vital developments. So, spinning thread and weaving on a simple loom has informed and invested every corner of our lives, and does so every day, at all hours, in all places.
And few things mankind has developed have influenced culture and history in the way that textiles have. Throughout history textiles have again and again played a large role in how our world has turned. Laws have been enacted, battles fought, fortunes made and lost, new cultures discovered, all through the existence of textiles.