When aprons first made their appearance in the domestic kitchen, it was to serve a purpose…to keep the wearer clean. At that time, most clothing was handmade and took hours to construct, so if an article of clothing became stained, it was not a matter of simply tossing it out and running down to the store to buy something new. Clothing was meant to last for years and aprons were a way to keep those clothes clean.
Nowadays, most of the clothing we wear is mass-produced and is considered ‘wash and wear’. If something becomes stained or torn, the offending fabric generally is tossed aside and a replacement is purchased without a second thought. With clothing like this, who needs/wants to wear an apron? Do aprons still deserve a place in the modern kitchen?
In my humble opinion, the answer is a resounding yes! I do not view…
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