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Front cover of the book, FABRIC: The Hidden History of the Material World by Victoria Finlay

FABRIC: The Hidden History of the Material World

Join bestselling author Victoria Finlay as she unwinds history through the medium of cloth.

9 December 2021
Front cover of The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made The World by Virginia Postrel

The Fabric of Civilization

Explore the hidden ways textiles have made our world and trace this surprising history with author, Virginia Postrel.

2 December 2021
Circular Fashion leaflet on top of denim jacket

Circular Fashion: Making the Fashion Industry Sustainable

Author Peggy Blum explores how new thinking, creativity and invention can move the fashion industry to a more sustainable model.

21 October 2021
Detail of hostile landscape, Ann Goddard

The Skill of Constructed Sculptural Textiles

Artists explore the roles of constructed and sculptural textiles within their own practice and discuss their inspirations and successes.

14 October 2021
The Fool designs on the Apple Boutique stairs. Models Anke Ferris, Charlotte Martin & Renate. Copyright Karl Ferris.

Curator Talk: Beautiful People

Discover how a handful of Chelsea boutiques sparked a fashion revolution in the mid-1960s in this panel discussion.

1 October 2021
Front cover of the book The Dressmakers of Auschwitz

The Dressmakers of Auschwitz

Author Lucy Adlington presents a remarkable tale of resilience, camaraderie and dressmaking, in the most extreme of circumstances.

30 September 2021
A close-up of a dress from the Chintz: Cotton in Bloom exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum

Behind the Seams: The Secrets of Chintz

Learn the secrets hidden within several pieces from the exhibition and explore how chintz was used – and re-used – in garment construction.

2 September 2021
Front cover of the book, Shedding the Shackles: Women's Empowerment Through Craft

Shedding the Shackles

A fascinating glimpse into women's craft enterprises and the positive impact individual projects have on providing a sustainable lifestyle.

5 August 2021
A display at the exhibition, Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern at the Fashion and Textile Museum

Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern

Discover how Orla Kiely became one of the UK and Ireland’s most successful designers in this illustrated online talk.

16 July 2021