(also known as clothes
and attire) is a collective
term for garments, items worn on the body. Clothing
can be made of textiles, animal
skin , or other thin sheets of materials put together. The wearing of clothing
is mostly restricted to human beings
and is a feature of all human societies. The amount and type of clothing
worn depend on body type, social , and geographic considerations. Some clothing
can be gender-specific.
serves many purposes: it can serve as protection from the elements and can enhance safety during
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 ultraviolet radiation.