The history of the hoodie - From sports to the streets
Today, the hoodie has become a unisex garment, worn by people of all ages and cultures. It has evolved over the years to become an essential part of fashion, popular culture and politics. Women's and men's hoodies are becoming increasingly popular for their comfort, practicality and style. It's amazing how a garment that was initially used only to protect against the cold has become an essential part of most people's wardrobes around the world.
The origins of a fashion symbol
The invention of the Hoodie remains a subject of much debate today. Many people attribute its birth to port workers in New York City in the 1930s who were looking for an effective way to protect themselves from the cold temperatures of their workdays. However, others believe that its birth, like the sweatshirt, came from sportsmen who were looking for an alternative to the classic sweatshirt that was already popular in the American college scene. Whatever its precise origin, it is undeniable that the hoodie has become a must-have garment for men and women around the world.
Its evolution in different contexts
The first appearances of the hoodie in streetwear were linked to the rebellion and counterculture movements. Most young women and men wore hoodies to express their difference and stand out from the norm, making the hoodie the ultimate symbol of urban culture and streetwear.
Over the years, the hoodie has continued to evolve into a staple of contemporary fashion. Prestige fashion brands began to include hoodies in their collections, while independent fashion designers began to experiment with cuts and materials to create unique and innovative pieces.
Its composition and final evolution
Originally, the hoodie was equipped with a belly pocket in the form of two horizontal pockets sewn onto the bottom of the sweatshirt. This arrangement was useful, as it allowed hands to slip inside for quick warmth. Later on, this pocket evolved into a single pocket with two entrances, which definitely revolutionised this garment.
The Hoodie, a garment designed for all seasons, is made from various materials such as cotton or a mixture of cotton and polyester, called polycotton. At Pamuuc our hoodies are made from 85% certified organic cotton and 15% recycled polyester (PET) which gives the garment extra thickness and a lot more durability.
Making the hoodie a sustainable garment.
In conclusion, the Hoodie has undergone an astonishing evolution over the last few decades, going from a useful garment in everyday life for workers and sportsmen to an indispensable fashion item for men and women of all ages and cultures. It has become a symbol of urban culture, while retaining its usefulness in terms of protection against difficult situations but above all its comfort and practicality. Moreover, with the growing trend of ecological fashion, many brands have innovated by using sustainable materials to make hoodies that are more respectful of the environment. That's why we offer a selection of men's hoodies, women's hoodies and unisex hoodies made from organic cotton and recycled polyester that are sustainable, ethical and eco-friendly.