As the Inuits lived in an Arctic environment, their clothes were adapted to survive in a harsh environment and included parkas made from caribou skins in winter and sealskin in summer. Most of their clothes were handmade from the skins of the animals they hunted for food.
The most common Inuit clothing item, the parka, was a heavy outer jacket men and women wore over a second fur jacket. Most parkas had hoods, which protected the Inuits from moisture and wind. Children often wore short, knee-length trousers made from Caribou skin. These trousers covered the legs and were held in place with elastic braces.