How Fabric Changed History
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 773 , Segment 2
Episode: Fabric of Civilization
- Dec 4, 2020 8:00 pm
- 15:28 mins
Guest: Kassia St. Clair, author, "The Secret Lives of Color" and "The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History" From the wool sails that carried the Vikings across the sea to the multi-layered nylon suits that took men to space, fabric makes history. And behind every choice of fabric is a story. 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.