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Selvedge Issue 116 Uncut

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From Editor Polly Leonard:

" fast fashion with visible mending. In this issue, Brinda Gill examines the invisible mending techniques of the Rafoogars of Najubabad, India. Corinne Julius interviewed Celia Pym, the mother of modern mending and discovered contemporary consumers' appetite for visible darning.

and question its adoption as a fashion accessory. The hijab, a site of political protest in contemporary Iran, is scrutinised. As is The Kashmir shawl an example of a global commodity linked to colonialism and consumerism. The colonial trade in cloth is beautifully chronicled in Frances Homsn Jus’s article and Susan Meller’s new book – a must-read for anyone interested in graphic design and textile history.

and Anuj Sharma of Button Masala, this January, I urge you to resolve to consider alternatives to the ubiquitous cut-and-sew when making your clothing choices."

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