The need for flame-resistant materials increased drastically in the 17th century. Reducing the number of fires in theaters at that time by fireproof building materials proved that humans could alter items and make them flame-resistant. In the 18th century, alum and ammonium were used to make fabrics fire-resistant. Over the years, the process has changed and improved to efficiently make flame-resistant workwear to meet the demand for protection. Welder’s clothes, work gloves, FR pants, and more are available today to keep you covered.