The Golden Thread



The Golden Thread weaves an illuminating story of human ingenuity. Design journalist Kassia St. Clair guides us through the technological advancements and cultural customs that would redefine human civilization—from the fabric that allowed mankind to achieve extraordinary things (traverse the oceans and shatter athletic records) and survive in unlikely places like outer space and the South Pole. St. Clair offers insights into the economic and social dimensions of clothmaking—while countering the enduring, often demeaning, association of textiles as “merely women’s work”—The Golden Thread offers an alternative guide to our past, present, and future.

Kassia St. Clair is a journalist and author who has written about design and culture for publications including the EconomistElle, and the Times Literary Supplement. She is the author of The Secret Lives of Color which we also offer in our shop.

size: 351 pages
content: hardcover with paper jacket
note: a perfect gift for the textile fanatic in your life

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