Quilt by Sara Impey titled Context, made in silk

The needle and the pen

07 Sep 2012

A conference at Cambridge University will explore the ways in which words and fabrics are stitched together in language and literature – and celebrate the means by which textiles carry hidden narratives in their warp and weft.

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Ned Ludd

Rage against the machine

11 Apr 2012

April 2012 marks the bicentenary of the high-water mark of the Luddite rebellion – but new research suggests that the movement may be celebrated for the wrong reasons.

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Stacks of Clothes

Well dressed?

01 Apr 2007

As clothes become cheaper and fashion becomes 'faster', how are we to balance our consumption with environmental, economic and social sustainability?

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