Selvedge issue 78

In this issue we celebrate the material empathy of today’s makers and designers. Since the post-war world, synthetic fibres were seen as saviours that would liberate us from the toil of laundry and the inflexibility of natural fibre. However as time passed and experience gained, breathability and biodegradability became increasingly important, playing a key role in shifting the hierarchy of materials that today’s textile industry was built on. We look to the innovative work of Christien Meindertsma, the history of the Pennsylvania Dutch settlers, the biography of the bag and the state of endangered materials to find out in this issue, why substance matters.
Edited by Niamh McCooey & Polly Leonard
Published August 2017

Team Credits

Niamh McCooey

  • Message
  • Features Editor

Project Tags

  • Art
  • design
  • textiles
  • fabric
  • publishing
  • magazines
  • print
  • Writing
  • editorial
  • fashion