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The Selvedge Podcast

An Arts podcast
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In this episode we stop and smell the roses, discovering on the way an enduring connection between fabric, flowers and philosophy. I talk to a textile researcher who has dedicated her career to preserving and recreating hand-painted chintz, an
Red is a colour with a distinct history. Throughout the centuries, it was favoured for its chromatic appeal and for its pre-dominance over other colours. For millennia, wearing red clothes expressed the legitimation of social status, political
What is it about cloth that is so appealing? Now more than ever, there is a hunger for sensual experiences that can only be satisfied by touch. We are surrounded by smooth surfaces, from computer screens and kitchen counters, to cars and sadly
The topic for Episode 2 is plastic. Is it as bad as we think it is? To answer this question, I speak with a product designer redefining how we look at plastic bottles, an Italian designer who combines polyurethane with post-production textile w
The global textile industry is a huge polluter and landfills are groaning with barely worn clothing, so there is no better topic for our first episode than up-cycling. With its roots in the make-do and mend mentality, up-cycling has the potenti
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