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Worn: A People's History of Clothing

Worn: A People's History of Clothing

by Sofi Thanhauser
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Item #: UW1812
Format: Hardcover, 375 pages; 2022
Linen, cotton, silk, synthetics, and wool: Not merely just a means of protection or modesty, textiles and textile industries have inspired creation, influenced cultures, signified wealth (or lack thereof ), symbolized shame, stimulated the economy, exploited laborers, promoted sustainability, polluted the environment…. In short, textiles have profoundly shaped human history. Deeply researched and beautifully told, Worn simultaneously tells a rich ... More
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Linen, cotton, silk, synthetics, and wool: Not merely just a means of protection or modesty, textiles and textile industries have inspired creation, influenced cultures, signified wealth (or lack thereof ), symbolized shame, stimulated the economy, exploited laborers, promoted sustainability, polluted the environment…. In short, textiles have profoundly shaped human history. Deeply researched and beautifully told, Worn simultaneously tells a rich story about each of the five fabrics and a history of people: how the cloth we've worn is much more than just that. (HC)


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