Jessica Hemmings

Textile Writer

The Textile Traveller

The Textile Traveller

Textiles are travellers. Difficult to break, amenable to folding, textiles accompany us on our journeys, while trade takes textiles on journeys of their own. Today we despair of production that moves raw materials in circuitous routes to produce garments. But long before anxieties about traceability and the dispersed production that keeps fast fashion cheap, the textile travelled as a cultural ambassador – signifying access and awareness to places beyond home…

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