Clothing constitutes a significant part of material culture in the development of identity and personhood. It has been used throughout history to differentiate oneself and to physically express cultural rituals, identities, and relationships within a society. The relationship between identity and material culture suggests that things embody cultural ideas through methods of production, experience, exchange, and consumption. Identities are created by the continuous exchange between people and things. Click here to download full PDF, from the Surface Design Journal, Spring 2015.