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What is a Cloth?

Clothes can be defined as a piece of fiber of different materials and styles that people wear to cover their bodies as a basic need. People wear clothes in day to day life as a uniform or sometimes to look fashionable. Some examples of clothes are shirts, pants, dresses, coats, etc.

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Why Do We Need Clothes?

  • Different clothes are made up of different materials. For example, there are woolen clothes for protection from cold, cotton clothes for summers, raincoats to protect from rain, etc. 

  • Different people have different choices of wearing clothes according to their religion and tradition. 

  • Preference of wearing clothes also changes according to the season. People of different regions wear different clothes. Wearing clothes helps in protecting our bodies from extreme weather conditions. 

  • It is very important to wear clothes in order to cover our body. Clothes protect our body from harmful UV rays coming from the Sun. UV rays are also known as Ultra Violet Radiations which are emitted from the sun and are extremely harmful. UV rays can also cause skin cancer. 


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Clothes and Types of Clothes

There are different types of clothes which are worn by people of different religion, caste and creeds. The choice of clothes also depends on climatic conditions and traditions. Different countries also have their own traditional clothes which people choose to wear.


  • Examples of Different Traditional Clothes

There are many different religions and traditions in the world. In India itself, every state has its own culture and clothing.


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  • Example of Clothes of Different Seasons 

1) Different seasons have different types of clothes. For example, the summer season has summer clothes.


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2) Winter season has woolen clothes or clothes which keeps our body warm.


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3) The rainy season has clothes which protect us from the rain.


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Clothes of Different Sizes and Patterns

Clothes are of different sizes and every person chooses to wear their own size. Today, clothes come in many different colours and many different patterns. People choose to buy clothes of different colours, different patterns and styles according to their fashion sense. 

However, uniforms don't have different colours and patterns for the same school. The uniform of one school is the same for every student; however, different schools can have different uniforms. School uniforms are available in all sizes.

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Solved Questions

1. Clothes are useful to us, how can you explain that?

Ans: Clothes are useful to us as food and shelter, without which life is difficult. Clothes are the basic need of an individual. Clothes protect human beings and their bodies from heat, cold, dust, insects, etc.

2. What are the names of different sources of clothes?

Ans: Clothes are made from different types of materials, thus every cloth has a different type of quality. The four main sources of clothes are animal (wool, silk), plant (cotton, flax, jute, bamboo), mineral (asbestos, glass fibre), and synthetic (nylon, polyester, acrylic, rayon).

3. Can you explain how clothes protect our bodies?

Ans: Clothes protect our body because it covers our body and hence clothes protect us from the ultraviolet rays of the sun and from dust and all types of adverse climatic conditions. 

4. What are the many types of clothes there?

Ans: There are two main types of fabrics: natural fabrics and synthetic fabrics. Natural fabrics include different types of materials such as wool, cotton, silk, and linen made from animal coats, cotton-plant seed pods, fibres from silkworms, and flax (fibre from the stalk of a plant), respectively. Synthetic fibres are fibres made by humans through chemical synthesis. This is opposed to natural fibres.

Do You Know?

  • China produces 65% of the world's clothes. It is the world's largest manufacturer and exporter of textiles. China attracts brands from all over the world for its huge labour pool and production capacity and efficient supply chains.

  • School uniforms were discovered in the 16th century in the United Kingdom at the Christ's Hospital School in England in 1552.


People wear clothes in order to protect themselves from harsh environments and adverse weather. Clothes are made of different materials and are of different quality. There are different clothes for different seasons. People wear clothes according to their choices, size, religion and tradition.


There are some clothes which are worn by professionals or by students and those clothes are known as Uniforms. Depending on the size, quality and patterns, clothes are of different prices. Today, all over the world people wear clothes and clothes are in a high demand market.

Learning By Doing

  • What are your favorite types of clothes? 

  • Can you name different types of clothes worn by people around you?

  • What are the materials from which these clothes are made?

FAQs on Our Clothes

1. According to you, what do you think are the traditional clothes?

Traditional clothing is the type of clothing in which people wear clothes representing their tradition and religion. Different states and countries have different types of traditional clothes which are worn by the local people from past thousands of years. Traditional clothing is a kind of tradition which is passed from one generation to the other. It is a gift of our ancestors' fashion ideas and beliefs.  

2. Why do we wear clothes?

We wear clothes because it is important to protect our bodies from the outer environment. Students and professionals wear clothes as uniforms in order to represent their school or company.

3. What are the different types of clothes?

There are different types of clothes available for every season, tradition and region. There are Indian clothes and western types of clothes. Seasonal clothes include woolen ears for winters and non woolen clothes for summers. There are different types of fashionable clothes as well like dresses, skirts, shorts, pants, t-shirts, shirts, etc.