About the 2021 Theme
With the increased popularity of cooking, the rising craft movement, and interest in retro fashion and vintage look, the apron has made a comeback. While aprons have many benefits, the most important is likely the functionality and protection they provide. The apron can also tie to many careers! Chefs in homes and restaurants appreciate a good apron (or chef coat) to keep their clothes clean. Aprons allow for a safe and hygienic working environment. In fact, the apron or lab coat is listed as one of the required pieces of protective equipment in the lab.
The apron has long been a symbol of generosity and hospitality! One of its most noteworthy qualities is helpfulness. Like the apron, Family and Consumer Sciences professionals "give generously" to the individuals, families, and communities that they serve and are some of the most hospitable individuals!