How to Fold Your Hoodie

I don't know about you, but with travelling so much, I've become something of a demon packer.   I still strive towards the goal of 'travelling light'.  It's a goal I'm not sure I'll ever achieve.  Even when I set off 'light' I inevitably return 'heavy' having indulged my love of retail therapy.  My interim goal is to squeeze every last cubic centimetre of space out of my luggage.  I can honestly say that by the time I close that zip, the only thing more densely packed than my suitcase is a black hole!   I'm always watching videos about packing hacks, folding tips and the like and giving them a try.  My latest find is this great little video from Emily Brooker . In it she shows a great trick for folding a hoodie to take up minimal space in your suitcase or drawer.   https://youtu.be/spga09MsB7M   I love the neat little package that the hoodie ends up being.  So easy to store in a drawer or pack easily in a suitcase or holdall bag.  I might just have ...
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The 3000 Year History of the Hoodie

Many people may think of the Hoodie as a fairly modern piece of clothing, dating back perhaps only a few decades at most.  However, as Paola Antonelli explains, its origins can be found as far back as ancient Greece.     Garments with a hood - which we can retrospectively define as hoodies - have been around almost since clothing became a thing in itself.   A hood attached to a cloak or robe is a practical solution to that problem of what to do with a hat when you don't want to wear it.  With a hoodie, the hood is instantly accessible when needed, but neatly out of the way when not.   A hood offers the wearer protection from the elements, privacy and anonymity and a special comfort from feeling swaddled and nestled in your own shell.   Practical, comfortable, easy to care for, a cotton jersey hoodie is a perfect garment to include in your nomadic wardrobe.  It bridges the gap between summer and winter when it may still be too warm for a coat.  It i...
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