How Fabric Changed History

How Fabric Changed History

Constant Wonder

America's Favorite Fabric

Episode: America's Favorite Fabric

  • Apr 21, 2021 6:00 pm
  • 19:34 mins

Behind every choice of fabric is a story, and every choice of fabric has the potential to change history. For example, the women who were sewing NASA's spacesuits influenced the decision to bring in Playtex, maker of women's lingerie, to outfit the astronauts. Guest: Kassia St. Clair, author of "The Secret Lives of Color" and "The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History"