Join me Polly Leonard, the founder and editor of Selvedge magazine as I interview artists, designers, NGOs, co-operatives, collectors and just about anyone who wears clothes to find sustainable textiles that celebrate cultural identity, diversity and the heritage of humanity.
The topic for episode 3 is High Fibre. I investigate why wonderful natural fibres have lost the battle of popularity so abysmally? Clothing is increasingly constructed from a narrow range of mostly synthetic fibres – while momentarily appealing to the eye, and certainly the purse these fabrics leave we starved of the stimulus we need. In this episode, we ask why when It is generally considered that natural fibres are better for the environment and feel better than synthetics, only 42% of our clothing is made from natural fibre, furthermore 39% of that is cotton.