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WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for WomenClothing is obvious. Its form and design are physically apparent, wheras its functions and benefits are less evident. We are more concerned with what our clothes look like than how they fit, feel and function.
Clothing: The Portable Environment unfolds the layers of dress and their benefits, namely how covering our bodies can serve better as protection than ornamentation. Susan Watkins talks about elements of clothing like the effects of color, texture, and fabric structure on radiant heat transfer; body padding for sports amd industrial protection; and thermal protection in hazardous environments. This is a great resource for those of you who want to design or understand the functions of unique aspects of clothing. Susan has compiled a concise review of clothing items that increase body performance, and she explains the functions of specific types of dress. It opens the door to a new way of seeing ourselves clothed.