In a little house in Riotspolis lived De Couture. But this was no ordinary house: it had been a fashion house since 1974. At that time, the fashion designer shared his windowsill with a big and beautiful spider. Intrigued by the creature, he studied it and tamed it and in doing so developed the strongest thread known to man. Ever since, this animal, its children, and its children's children gaily weave the thread that knits together the great designer's creations. He sews his clothes like a spider spins its web, using mechanical arms and a portable spool of thread.