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Worn : a people's history of clothing

Title
Worn : a people's history of clothing / Sofi Thanhauser.
Author
Thanhauser, Sofi
Publication
  • New York : Pantheon Books, [2022]
  • ©2022

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Details

Description
xviii, 375 pages; 25 cm
Subjects
Genre/Form
History.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-353) and index.
Contents
Introduction -- Linen. The last linen shirt in New Hampshire -- Underthings -- Cotton. Texas fields -- The fabric revolution -- Drought -- Silk. Yangtze silk -- Costume drama -- The rise of mass fashion -- Synthetics. Rayon -- Nylons -- Export processing zones -- Wool. Army of the small -- Woolfest -- Weavers -- Conclusion.
Call Number
JFE 22-2294
ISBN
  • 9781524748395
  • 1524748390
LCCN
  • 2021014453
  • 40030981657
OCLC
  • 1248598617
  • 1248598617
Author
Thanhauser, Sofi, author.
Title
Worn : a people's history of clothing / Sofi Thanhauser.
Publisher
New York : Pantheon Books, [2022]
Copyright Date
©2022
Edition
First edition.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Summary
"In this ambitious, panoramic social history, Sofi Thanhauser brilliantly tells five stories--Linen, Cotton, Silk, Synthetics, Wool--about the clothes we wear and where they come from, illuminating our world in unexpected ways. She takes us from the opulent court of Louis Quatorze to the labor camps in modern-day Chinese-occupied Xinjiang. We see how textiles were once dyed from lichen, shells, bark, saffron, and beetles, displaying distinctive regional weaves and knits, and how the modern Western garment industry has refashioned our attire into the homogeneous and disposable uniforms popularized by fast fashion brands. Thanhauser makes clear how the clothing industry has become one of the planet's worst polluters, relying on chronically underpaid and exploited laborers. But she also shows us how micro-communities and companies of textile and clothing makers in every corner of the world are rediscovering ancestral and ethical methods for making what we wear. Drawn from years of intensive research and reporting from around the world, and brimming with fascinating anecdotal material, Threads reveals to us that our clothing comes not just from the countries listed on the tags or ready-made from our factories--it comes, as well, from deep in our histories"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-353) and index.
Other Form:
Online version: Thanhauser, Sofi. Worn New York : Pantheon Books, [2022] 9781524748401 (DLC) 2021014454
Other Standard Identifier
40030981657
Research Call Number
JFE 22-2294
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