It is clear that written communication and manufactured clothing are among the cornerstones of human society, and just two of the many developments that set us apart from the other intelligent life we share this planet with. The earliest evidence of communication via symbolic imagery originates from over 35 millennia ago, around the same time the first textiles were known to have been created. Since then, we can clearly trace the parallel development of writing and clothing.
To celebrate the launch of our new Pierre Cardin Gift Collection website, we’ve created a fantastic infographic with the help of our friends at The Pen Warehouse. The Evolution of Fashion and Writing Instruments is a fascinating journey from primaeval caves to current trends, via Ancient Egypt, Chinese enterprise and the Industrial Revolution.
So the next time you sit with a pen in your hand and a shirt on your back, spare a thought for where it all began…
We’d like to thank the following resources who provided us with the trusted and relevant information required to create this Infographic Timeline of Fashion & Writing Instruments: