Clothing is fiber and textile material worn on the body. The wearing of clothing is mostly restricted to human beings and is a feature of nearly all human societies. The amount and type of clothing worn depends on physical, social and geographic considerations. Some clothing types can be gender-specific, although this does not apply to cross dressers.
Physically, clothing serves many purposes: it can serve as protection from the elements, and can enhance safety during hazardous activities such as hiking and cooking. It protects the wearer from rough surfaces, rash-causing plants, insect bites, splinters, thorns and prickles by providing a barrier between the skin and the environment. Clothes can insulate against cold or hot conditions. Further, they can provide a hygienic barrier, keeping infectious and toxic materials away from the body. Clothing also provides protection from harmful UV radiation.
Other articles related to "folding":
... apprentices Martha to Mrs Fairfax, a witch living in Upper Folding, Lettie at Cesari's, a well-known bakery 2 weeks later they switch ... comes to Market Chipping in disguise, then goes to Upper Folding and to Howl's castle ... Howl also looks for Prince Justin, which is how he gets to meet Lettie in Upper Folding ...
Famous quotes containing the word folding:
“A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want, like an armed warrior.”
—Bible: Hebrew, Proverbs 6:10.