To Serve And Protect
While today the word apron is synonymous with women in the kitchen, throughout history they have been a workwear staple for men, and continue to be today. The word possibly comes from the french word for tablecloth “napron”. Just as a tablecloth protects a table, an apron can be useful in protecting ones clothes from wear and tear as well as keeping them clean.
In most cases the fabrics used are various qualities of canvas, woven on shuttle looms. This ensures that they are narrow goods with selvedge edges, and a rare fabrication in todays world.
We are planning to produce a small batch of aprons in the near future, using selvedge canvas, in raw natural seed also known as, greige.
Here is a small sampling of vintage work aprons from the Rising Sun archive, and we’d like to share these beautiful articles of workwear history with you.