The concept of clothes might have started even before weaving, as an extension of the practice of carrying food hd implements about. Attachments with a convenient hold in the hair. around the neck, waist, wrist and ankles might have been used. Feathers. bones and skins were often added to these attachments. The crucial discovery, however, was that furry skin helped to keep people wm. The use of such clothing, together with domestication of animals and their killing when food was needed. helpedhuman beings enormously. It increased their mobility over wider areas, and enabled them to survive cold weather.