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Expecting Thread in Future Lingerie? Try Looking for a Needle in a Haystack.

10 Mar

By Tony Angelino
Cupid®

Are the days of sewing lingerie with needle and thread numbered?

Times are changing, and the apparel industry in the United States, where sewing operators used to number more than 700,000, has become a small fraction of its former size.  The up-and-coming centers of clothing production are now located in Asia, Central America, and, increasingly, Africa.  Traditional sewing production techniques using needles and thread have been continuously enhanced for some time through the addition of faster sewing machines and more automated processes.  So what will the future bring?   Faster and more automated sewing production? […]

Time Marches On with Girdles, Bras, & Panties

3 Mar

By Adam Welsch
Miraclesuit® Shapewear

Today marks the 88th anniversary of the publication of the inaugural edition of TIME® Magazine, America’s first weekly news magazine.  As a fixture of newsstands, libraries, waiting rooms, and coffee tables across the country, TIME® has played a central role in the coverage of political, economic, foreign-affairs, and scientific news.  But it’s also covered stories related to pop culture and lifestyles, including the latest developments from the world of fashion.  And concerns related to women’s underwear have been no exception.  In fact, looking back through the magazine’s archives takes one on a fascinating trip through the history of women’s intimates during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Here, then, is a sampling of what TIME® has reported about girdles, bras, and panties across the decades: […]

50 Reasons to Be Intimately Thankful

25 Nov

By Adam Welsch
Cupid Intimates

Happy Thanksgiving!  It’s customary for newspapers, magazines, blogs, and radio and television shows to remind people this week about all the things for which they can be thankful.  Such whispers usually include mentions of family, friends, and good health.  All of that is certainly good advice and very important.  But as your trusted, online source for great information about bras, panties, shapewear, and other lingerie, we’d like to take this opportunity to remind you of all things “intimate apparel” that can bring a smile to your face this holiday season. […]

What Do You Say
To Paris, Labor Day, and Lingerie?

31 Aug

By Adam Welsch
Cupid Intimates

Are you tired of spending Labor Day weekend at the pool, your neighbor’s backyard barbeque, or your local mall trying to finish your back-to-school shopping?  Do you want to experience something new, perhaps act a bit crazy, just once in early September?  How about jetting to Paris this weekend for the annual Interfilière and Mode City trade fairs?  They’re premiere international intimates trade shows, held jointly, that bring together the world’s leading lingerie makers and their fabric suppliers.  This will be your last chance.  Next year, this event is being moved to mid-July.  And while Paris is always a great place to visit, it’s best to see it outside the height and heat of the tourist season. […]