How we ended up wearing underpants has a fascinating history, with its humble beginnings in ancient Egypt.

Llamas and Alpacas were domesticated by the Incas in the higher Andes Mountains near Lake Titicaca around 4,000 B.C.

It had often been assumed that the Vikings brought knitting to the people of the Arctic circle.

The earliest examples of silk were found in the tombs of Jiahu, dating back 8,500 years.

Cutting fabric into shapes and sewing the pieces together has been used to create garments since the eighteenth century.

Italy and Germany, where Catholicism was particularly strong, the Virgin Mary was being depicted knitting alongside the baby Jesus.

Before the hand spindle, it was likely that yarn would be made by rolling individual fibres on the thigh, slowly twisting them together.

The technique of tambour embroidery is thought to have originated in India and found its way to Europe by the 18th century.

The Eumachia building suggest the city flourished from the textile industry.

The Industrial Revolution was an explosion of ideas, with inventions rarely happening in isolation.