This is the Garb Index - Welcome!
Conceived when I was first involved in recreating historical garb, and found I had no idea what those nice ladies on the mailing lists were talking about, I figured there were other people in the same boat, and I decided to write up some descriptions from what I had learnt.
This site is not supposed to be definitive of anything, but is intended to give introductory descriptions and point the reader off to the authoritative descriptions.
This is a non-profit site: it doesnt sell anything, nor do I have any particular bias in recommending one supplier over another. How unbiased the site is, is one possible cause of its recurring popularity. Nonetheless, the site has costs, so I make some small attempt for it to be self-supporting through various affiliate links.
- We link to books on Amazon as part of their Associates program. If you were to click one of our links and buy a book as a result, we would get some small amount as commision.
- We are part of the Google Adsense program - deep in the depths of the site some of the pages have Goodle text-ads (hopefully) unobtrusively placed. If Google's algorithms are working properly then they ought to be relevant, too.
- We do a little begging - on the content pages we have a Paypal donation link. Someone actually made a donation once! (That was so sweet! Thank you!:)
- We've joined a couple of affiliate programs - fabric shops will contribute (generally) 8% of purchases you make by clicking through from the Garb Index. Any purchases you make in this fashion are most appreciated. We have attempted to make it clear where it is an affiliate link.
These payments are used to offset costs; they are my sole connection to anything linked on The GarbIndex, and they dont influence my decision to include or not include anything.
This section is designed to make you aware of what types of information we may collect about you and how we will use that information.
We specifically collect statistical data about your viewing experience, such as browser window size, browser version, etc, in order to improve our site from this data.
If we collect your email address we will never pass it on to a third party without your express permission (short of court order), and we will do our best not to send you any mailing that you havent requested (as tempting as it is to boast about how well our site is doing, we know it will only bore you :).
Our logs also collect details such as your IP address - this is a default attribute of running a web server. We make no use of this information at this time.
You can determine whether or not you allow cookies by adjusting the preferences in your browser. Consult your browser documentation for instructions on how to block cookies and other tracking mechanisms.
You are authorised to use this site as an individual user. Unattended programs (bots, agents, etc) must obey the strictures defined in the robots.txt file in the root directory. Bulk copying and reproduction of the information and content found on this site without explicit written permission is specifically prohibited. If we feel a visit is downloading a number of pages that is against the spirit of these terms, we may block the visitor to this site for a time
All trademarks not owned by this site that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by this site.
This site validates to:
This site was built and optimised by the good folks at Elysian Systems - they really know what they are doing and have made this so easy. I recommend them for your next website and any search engine optimisation you need
We're very grateful to them.
I make no claims for the accuracy or correctness of anything I have included on this site - its up to you to verify anything you find. I try to correct or remove broken links, but they will get ahead of me. In the meantime, make sure you use the link in the top left of every page to bookmark the site or page, and you'll never lose track of what I hope is a wonderful reference!
If you find any problems, would like to correct me on something, even want to ask me to cover something then please feel free to contact me - thanks!