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Fabric as a stand-in for love.

Fabric as a stand-in for love.

Catherine Bradley 03/09/2015 0
No one is exempt from contact with textiles.  Even nudists sit on fabric-covered furniture, sleep on sheets, dry off with towels, and drive in cars with upholstered seats.  One might even argue that our daily contact with textiles is one of our most immediate and prolonged.  At times they fulfill the needs we expect of them – like protection from t...
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Why do textiles matter?

Why do textiles matter?

Catherine Bradley 03/09/2015 0
In the same way as cave paintings provide clues to early human history, textiles provide clues about cultural heritage, societal preoccupations, and technological innovations.  A pair of 1950’s flannel pajamas depicting astronauts and rocket ships tells us more than just what a little boy wore to bed – it illuminates our understanding of the level ...
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Welcome to the New TRC Site and Blog

Welcome to the New TRC Site and Blog

Kat Lind 23/08/2015 0
Welcome to the new TRC website and blog. As part of the ongoing efforts to improve the usability and functionality of the TRC, the site has been transitioned to a new format. We hope that you like the changes and will find it to be more and more useful as we continute to evolve its content and capabilities....
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