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Renaissance Clothing – An Investment Made By The People In the Renaissance Period

There are certain things which keep on changing according to the time. Clothes are one of those things which changes with the change in the era. There were dresses which were worn by people as per the tradition of different time period. The dresses worn by the people in Renaissance age are one of the famous clothing known till now.

The clothing done by the people in that period is known as Renaissance Clothing. Rich and wealthier people who were more prosperous members of the town used to wear heavy Renaissance clothes. These clothes were highly-decorated. Also, they were hand crafted from a variety of expensive fabrics which used to give a very fine finishing to these clothes. On the other hand, the ordinary people used to wear simple Renaissance clothes. These clothes were also made from original fabrics but their use to be less work done on those clothes. Again, the work was done with the help of threads which were not so vibrant in colors.

These were the regional clothes of the Renaissance age. People use to do more expense in order to ornate their clothes to show their richness. At that time it was the only way of indicating wealth. Investing in Renaissance Clothes was just like the financial investments that we do today. If anyone is in the need of money then he can sell the clothes in order to have money.

The clothes at that period were highly expensive and exclusive. They were crafted from original fabrics which were hard to produce. That is the reason behind the heavy cost of clothes. However, that fabric was designer and looked good. People believed in crafting their clothes with different heavy patterns which made the clothes very heavy.

There were various things used in crafting the clothes. Usually different types of cotton materials, velvet, silk etc were used to make the clothes. The clothes were made with the help of efficient labors who were proficient in executing their work. Again, the clothes were manufactured very far at those places from where it was easy for the labors to get the required fabric easily.

For giving a rich finishing to the clothes different materials like ribbons, seed pearls were attached to the dresses. For more enhancements golden and silver threads were used to do the embroidery on the clothes.

There were different styles available in the dresses both for men and women. Women’s Renaissance clothes includes simpler pieces, such as underskirts, robes, to more vibrant and complex clothing that included skirts, bodices, over-bodices, hoops, collars etc.

Men’s Renaissance clothes on the other side were designed to emphasize the shape of their body. The dress style used for men laid emphasis in providing them with a more rounded look. Their Renaissance Clothing often contains padded shoulders as well as hats. These things were used to give a strengthening effect to the men’s body.

The dresses made for both men and women were embellished with the same embroidery, fabrics and fancy finishing. These clothes are worn by people nowadays in the occurrence of many traditional events.

Does It Still Make Fiscal Sense to Invest in Solar Panels in Cambridge?

When the feed in tariffs were first introduced, many organisations took advantage of the great investment opportunity; an organisation called 10:10 even had people donate money so a school in Cambridge (among other schools in other counties) could install a solar panels and profit over the years. They make money through not only saving on electricity bills but also being paid 43p for each kilowatt/hour of energy produced, not to mention they can sell any extra energy produced back to the grid at a profit. They expected that every one pound given to this cause would earn the school three pounds over the years.

This was the case before 12th December 2011; this is when the government decided they wanted to move the cut in tariffs forward to (it was initially intended to be April 2012). This cut will mean that instead of 43p, people will be paid 21p for each kilowatt/hour of energy their solar panels produce. Although this is a drastic cut, it may be worth stating that is will not affect the rates at which you sell back to the grid, which stays at 3.1p for each kilowatt/hour of energy. And of course you will still save on electricity bills. However there is no denying this is a large and sudden cut (how sudden exactly is still being debated). The reason behind this is because of the unexpected price drop in solar panels over a past couple of years (this scheme was based around 2010 prices of solar panels and such a drastic decline in price was not anticipated). So although you do not stand to make as much money as before, you will still be getting roughly a 5% return on investment after the cuts are implemented.

Despite the cuts to the schemes incentive the government still expect solar panels to be much more common (due to the lowing prices of the product and installation), they predict that by 2015 625,000 homes will have installed solar panels, in comparison to the 100,000 homes which took advantage of this more profitable version of the scheme.

There is even hope for cheaper and more effective technology in this areas; demonstrated through the development of new solar panels in Cambridge. Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed an organic hybrid solar cell, which absorbs more of the sun’s light than the kind mostly used now. Although they themselves are cheap to make, their efficiency still needs some work. It does prove how the industry is constantly changing and updating and the schemes that run alongside it must react to these changes.