Creative Aprons from an Innovative Indian Company

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An apron is more than a apron. At least according to us at Hosho.
It is an item that makes a statement about you, your house and tastes.

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Aprons

We specialize in aprons for a variety of sizes. Our apron, their designs and creativity have been appreciated across the world, in a number of regions.

 

Which is why we at Hosho spend an enormous amount of time regarding every aspect this home textile.Especially the design.

The apron from Hosho are full of innovative, creative and cool designs.

Not just the usual designs you see everywhere on apron, but some really well thought out ones.

At Hosho, we also ensure that we have a dedicated focus on designs from within the firm, and do not outsource this important activity.

We specialize in aprons for a variety of sizes. Our apron, their designs and creativity have been appreciated across the world, in a number of regions.

Should you be interesting in procuring high quality and innovative apron from India that can attract exceptional demand in your market, talk to us.

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All about Aprons

Aprons are often the first garment made by someone learning to sew. They can be simple and tough, or a delicate and attractive fashion accessories.

Aprons can be made of cotton, muslin, linen, or canvas. In select cases, for specific professions, aprons are also made of leather, rubber, or lead!

Types of aprons - the various types of aprons are listed hereIndian textiles & home textiles manufacturing hubs

Bib aprons

Bistro aprons

Carpenter's apron

Chemist's apron

Chef's apron

Children's apron

Cross linen apron

Cooking apron

Cobbler aprons

Custom apron

Denim apron

Designer apron

Disposable apron

Dishwasher apron

Embroidered apron

Fashion apron

Foldable apron

Gardener’s apron

Kitchen apron

Lead apron

Medical apron

Pinafore apron

Sanitary apron

Server apron

Tuxedo aprons

4-way aprons

Waist apron

Welder's apron

Waterproof apron

Ahmedabad

Cannanore / Kannur

Chennai

Coimbatore

Delhi

Erode

Faridabad

Jaipur

 

Karur

Ludhiana

Madurai

Mirzapur

Mumbai

Panipat

Solapur

Tiruppur / Tirupur

Other towns in Gujarat such as Vapi and Anjar

What is the history of aprons?

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Early Apron History

The history of aprons is a long one, yet there isn’t much written about it.

One of the best ways to see apron history is by looking at centuries of art. The only record of the history of aprons in much earlier times seems to be in paintings. It may not be very accurate but with a little common sense and awareness of clothing history, we can fill in the blanks.

Medieval and Renaissance Aprons

The first aprons appear to be little more than squares or rectangles of linen cloth tied around the workers waist. Fabric was precious because, for the common folk, it was woven at home on narrow looms. Every scrap was used, so there was probably a minimum of cut and sew involved. And there wouldn’t have been a lot of resources… time or money, to spend on decorative aprons.

The earliest pictures of aprons that I’ve found showed peasants or laborers in medeval or renaissance time… both men and women. The wealthy folk that had their portraits painted would not have done any labor that required garment protection.

Plain aprons were the norm until the late 1500s, when elaborately decorated aprons became the style for women. These weren’t work aprons. They were fashionable, status aprons decorated with expensive lace and embroidery.

History of Aprons in the New World

When Europeans began immigrating to the new world, aprons were simple & functional as a reaction to the excesses of fashion. The Pilgrim women wore plain, white long aprons. Later the Quaker women wore long aprons made of colored silk.

In England, women competed to see who could have the most elaborately decorated apron. Wealthy women often left their heirloom aprons to favored family members. The Duchess of Queensbury once wore an apron that was rumored to have cost 200 guineas. (which must have been a LOT of money or the story wouldn’t survive in oral history!)

Up until the American Colonial era, aprons were mostly waist or half aprons. Then full aprons began to find favor, and pinafores or “pinnies” began to be worn. (I’d still like to know what kind of pins were used to hold the bib in place.) As fabric became more available, more cutting and fitting of the garment was done. Aprons began to mimic dress styles.

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Aprons through the Ages

In Europe, during the Middle Ages, aprons were worn by homemakers, working people, tradesmen, and artisans. Distinctive aprons could indicate a man’s trade. English barbers wore checkered aprons. Stonemasons wore white aprons to protect their clothing from the white dust created by their tools on the stone.

Cobblers wore black to protect garments from the black wax used on shoes. Butchers wore blue stripes. Butlers wore green aprons. Blue was commonly worn by weavers, spinners, and gardeners.

Aprons are still worn in Masonic ceremonies and are often part of a working person’s uniform, often featuring a corporate logo emblazoned on the front.

By the 16th century, aprons became a fashion statement and were attractive and embellished with decorations. As a fashion, the wearing of aprons has waxed and waned in popularity over the years.

Native Americans wore aprons for both practical and ceremonial reasons. The early American colonists are often depicted wearing aprons. In the old days, people owned few garments and had to protect and keep them as clean as possible.

Though aprons had long been popular and often included in a picture of a homemaker, the late 1940s saw the apron become the icon of the American housewife as domestic goddess. After the horrors of World War II, people who grew up with the privations of the Great Depression welcomed the simple aspects of home life and family. It must be remembered that during the war, as well as during the Great Depression, families were often uprooted, and members separated, many never to be seen again. A simple, well run home with an intact family seemed like paradise.

The Apron Falls Out of Favor

In the late 1960s, the idealization of housework fell out of favor. Aprons were suddenly viewed as old fashioned garments worn by grandmothers and fuddie-duddies. The very idea of being a housewife seemed dull and ordinary as women reached outside the home for satisfaction and reward.

Aprons remained a staple of the workplace as a means of protecting garments. Aprons were also worn as a kind of work uniform, and of course, by people who worked in the food trades – meat cutters, waitresses, and cooks as well as hairdressers and barbers.

The Revival of the Apron

In recent years, the lowly apron has made a comeback due to several cultural factors.

The increased popularity of cooking and the back to the kitchen movement brought aprons back in a big way. Between cooking shows on the Food Network, and a new appreciation for quality meals made from scratch, the apron is once again used for practical reasons. Full aprons with extra long ties (that go around the back and tie at the front), and aprons made of sturdy fabrics gained popularity.

As the popularity of the apron has increased, the humble garment has often become decorated and made beautiful. Fashionable boutiques like Anthropologie offer handsomely made aprons, created by using several different attractive and often unusual fabrics with whimsical decorations.

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While most of us do not care much about the actual terminologies and types, there are distinct types of aprons. The following are some of the main types of aprons:

  • Pinafore – Originally a “bib” style apron that covered the chest and fastened with pins, hence it’s name. Commonly associated with a ruffled apron in the 1900s that little girls wore. It was also popular in the 1940s.
  • Pinny – British slang for pinafore or apron.
  • Hostess Apron – A 1950s term for a half apron. Usually of a daintier fabric, i. e. organdy, lace, satin, silk, cotton lawn. Also a term for an apron that was make for “show” and not for actually work. Also called a Cocktail Apron or Party Apron.
  • Bib – The top portion of an apron that covers the chest, usually a simple square.
  • Half Apron – An apron that ties around the waist with no bib. Usually gathered or pleated into a waistband.
  • Full Apron – Used to describe an apron that covers the whole front, not a half apron.
  • Princess Apron – A full apron with bib and skirt cut in one with no waist seam. Very popular in the 1920s and 1930s.
  • Smock – More like a dress, than an apron. Can have sleeves. Popular in the 1930s for painting and gardening.
  • Cobbler Apron – An apron that covers the front and the back, usually straight with ties or buttons at the sides. Popular in the late 1950s and 1960s.
  • Chef’s Apron – A traditional apron made in one piece with a straight “skirt” and bib. Goes over the head and ties in back with ties. Also called a Butcher apron.

While there have been minor innovations in aprons all along, some innovation stand out. Here’s an apron innovation that makes it a far more useful clothing.

Simple innovation makes super useful apron

This apron with a removable cotton dishtowel offers a major improvement on a product you probably never think about.

Part of the problem is that I didn’t want to wear a giant plastic apron that restricted my movements and made noise every time I breathed. And I didn’t want something so hideous I’d be ashamed to answer the door.

Fortunately, the Zip & Dry apron is functional, stylish, and supercool. It’s a 100-percent cotton apron with a removable absorbent towel at the bottom. The two pieces are attached by a zipper that is beautifully integrated into the overall design of the apron.

Grab the towel to wipe off your hands or dry a glass. When the towel is too dirty to keep using, unzip it and toss it in the wash. You still have an apron to wear while you finish up.

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