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With over 8 billion people in the world, we all have one thing in common: everyday, we all get dressed. Join fashion historians April Calahan and Cassidy Zachary in celebrating the who, what, when of why we wear throughout history and around the world.
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The Good Robot

Dr Kerry McInerney and Dr Eleanor Drage

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Join Dr Eleanor Drage and Dr Kerry McInerney as they ask the experts: what is good technology? Is ‘good’ technology even possible? And how can feminism help us work towards it? Each week, they invite scholars, industry practitioners, activists, and more to provide their unique perspective on what feminism can bring to the tech industry and the way that we think about technology. With each conversation, The Good Robot asks how feminism can provide new perspectives on technology’s biggest prob ...
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Welcome to part 2 of our conversation with embroidery historian Isabella Rosner who joins us to discuss her recently published book/zine Stitching Freedom: Embroidery and Incarceration which explores the embroidery made in prisons and mental health hospitals through the surviving works of twelve individuals. Each of which stand as a testament to th…
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Embroidery historian Isabella Rosner joins us to discuss her recently published book/zine Stitching Freedom: Embroidery and Incarceration which explores the embroidery made in prisons and mental health hospitals through the surviving works of twelve individuals who are a testament to the triumphs and sorrows of the human spirit and a reminder of "w…
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Floral Pocket kits by Annette Boland, The Woolen Needle.Hello Summer design by Annette Boland.Wool applique, dyeing wool, and all things related is our focus this week. The show is sponsored by the Embroiderers’ Guild of America and our guest is Annette Boland of The Woolen Needle. A wool applique class Beth did with Annette triggered this conversa…
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In this episode we chat about the latest news from Black Barbieland, our thoughts on Bridgerton season 3, an incredible exhibition of textiles woven from Golden Orb Weaving Spider silk threads and the work of Korean artist Choi So Young, who repurposes denim and other garments to create mind-blowing collage works depicting the complex geometries of…
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Floral Pocket wool applique designs by Sunday’s guest, Annette Boland of The Woolen Needle.The day that’s in the middle of the week has arrived and it’s our 300th Midweek Chat. Our topics include our upcoming trip to Sassy Jacks Stitchery, June 24 and 25, and what we have planned and our upcoming Tour de France stitch sessions. We start with the Pr…
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We explore the fasten-ating history of closing clothes through the lens of three of the most familiar fasteners in our wardrobes today: zippers, velcro, and magnets! Additional Resources: Don't Say Velcro! video Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? Our website and classes Our Instagram Our bookshelf with over 100 of our favorite fashion histo…
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In this episode, we talk to Heather Zheng, who makes technologies that stop everyday surveillance. This includes bracelets that stopped devices from listening and on you, to more secure biometric technologies that can protect us by identifying us by for example, our dance moves. Most famously, Zheng is one of the computer scientists behind Nightsha…
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Dorcas Haynes 1720 sampler from The Scarlet Letter, stitched by Linda Hadden.Box top stitched by Linda Hadden.This week, the show is sponsored by Avlea Folk Embroidery and Sassy Jacks Stitchery. Our guest is Linda Hadden of The Sampler Guild, a UK-based organization devoted to sampler history research. Linda, Jacob de Graaf of Modern Folk Embroider…
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This week we open up our listener mail to discuss affordable options for ethically made garments, recommend some additional fashion history books for kids and chat about some listener requested episodes that are currently in the works. Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? Our website and classes Our Instagram Our bookshelf with over 140 of ou…
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This week fashion historians and vintage collectors Janine D'Agati and Hannah Schiff join us to discuss their book From Sleepwear to Sportswear: How Beach Pajamas Reshaped Women's Fashion which presents groundbreaking new research on beach pajamas as a missing piece of the puzzle in women's adoption of pants in the early 20th century. Check out Jan…
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This episode is such a heartfelt deep dive into grief, creativity & enchantment with the wonderful Narinder Bazen. Here is some of what we talked about: The space that death awareness inhabits in our lives Making simplicity & minimalism our own Thresholds & finding a place in the world Meaning making and ritual through hard times Narinder Bazen is …
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We continue our conversation with Keita Motoji and Mark McNulty of Ginza Motoji, Japan's premiere speciality kimono purveyor dedicated to preserving and celebrating the art--and artisans--of kimono. In Part II of this episode, we learn about the different types of kimono and the continued significance of the kimono in Japan today. Learn more about …
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Today, we are joined by Keita Motoji and Mark McNulty of Ginza Motoji, Japan's premiere speciality kimono purveyor dedicated to preserving and celebrating the art--and artisans--of kimono. In Part I of this episode, they take us behind the seams of the kimono process to meet the makers responsible for its creation. Learn more about Ginza Motoji: Co…
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Enter the drawing for this Sacred Heart project kit by Clara Warschauer. Her free class is June 15.We weren’t planning to offer a show until we do a Stitch Hour on June 5. Then Clara Warschauer came along and offered two Sacred Heart kits to give away to Fiber Talk listeners for her free June 15 online class. To give listeners a chance to enter the…
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In this episode we talk to Caroline Sinders, the human rights researcher, an artist, and the founder of convocation, design and research. We begin by talking about Gamergate, when women were harassed for being gamers. We also talk about what it's like doing high risk research about abusive misogynists online and experiences of doxing. Just to give …
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In part II of our episode this with week with Dr. Kate Annett-Hitchcock we chat about some of the 20th and 21st initiatives in the realm of fashion and disability including the work of Helen Cookman's line of Functional Fashions which featured the work of noted American designers Bonnie Cashin and Pauline Trigère. Recommended reading: Kate Annett-H…
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This week Dr. Kate Annett-Hitchcock joins us for a two-part episode to speak about her recently released book The Intersection of Fashion and Disability: A Historical Analysis which spans more than 500 years of dressing for disability. Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? Our website and classes Our Instagram Our bookshelf with over 140 of ou…
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I've been such a fan of Christi's work and especially her book Mystical Stitches for ages and so it's a real joy to bring this beautiful interview to you! Here is what we talked about: Finding one's own voice with shapes, colours and composition Rituals and creative process Writing books and sharing skills The beauty, magic and resilience of textil…
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We continue to meet the singing style icons at the heart of Marcellas Reynolds's book Supreme Sirens: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Music. Want more Supreme Women? Supreme Actresses: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Hollywood Supreme Models: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? Our we…
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Marcellas Reynolds is back to talk about the final book in his fashion forward Supreme Women series: Supreme Sirens: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Music. Want more Supreme Women? Supreme Actresses: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Hollywood Supreme Models: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion Want more Dressed: The History of …
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Isabella Rosner’s new book, “Stitching Freedom: Embroidery & IncarcerationAn embroidered nutmeg, from the Witney Antiques collection.Isabella Rosner is one of those rare people who sets a course where no course exists and, with persistence and hard work, reaches her goals. In this week’s conversation, sponsored by the Embroiderers’ Guild of America…
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Recorded live at the recent Project Threadways symposium hosted by the ethical brand Alabama Chanin, we explore four past Dressed topics to underscore the importance of understanding the materials to go into our clothes and valuing the people that make them. Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? Our website and classes Our Instagram Our booksh…
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The 2024 Met Gala might go down as the most controversial and most expensive in the event's 75 year+ history. Today we unpack the broader implications of the Gala's The Garden of Time theme while we also explore the exhibition Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion, which puts on display 220 masterpieces from The Costume Institute's permanent colle…
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Beth’s wool applique project. We’ve reached the week’s midpoint so we gathered to chat about needlework. Topics this week include the show we did May 5 about the RSN work for the Coronation, Beth’s work on Mary Ann Bickerton’s Tudor Rose pocket and the Woolen Needle wool appliqué class, Ariane Zurcher’s Dorset button eyeglass case, Kim’s May 1 Stit…
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The anointing screen, created by the Royal School of Needlework for the Coronation of King Charles III. Yui Mok, PA Images, Alamo Stock PhotoA team of embroiderers works on the Queen’s robe, designed and created by the RSN. Photo: Royal School of NeedleworkThis week we visit with Gemma Murray, Anne Butcher, and Dr. Susan Kay-Williams of the Royal S…
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Today we tease our Fall 2024 fashion history tour of Paris and detail all of the sartorial delights on our itinerary for the City of Lights. From tours of the most important fashion museums in the world, to private visits to the ateliers of both historic and contemporary makers, this year's tour might just be our best yet! We will visit the Paris O…
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This week we are joined by Rachel Slade to discuss her book Making It In America which examines the story of the company American Roots which has undertaken the nearly impossible task of manufacturing garments 100% made in the U.S.A. Recorded live at the recent 18th Annual Sustainability Business and Design Conference at the Fashion Institute of Te…
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In this episode I am sharing five sweet & simple things I'll be doing to make the month ahead more beautiful. Think home spa, love letters, self-commitment and flowers. I hope you'll feel inspired! You can join my monthly Spark Sessions for extra ritual support via my Substack here: https://yarrow.substack.com/ and here is more info about the upcom…
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In this episode, we talk to Dr. Isabella Rosner, a curator at the Royal School of Needlework and a research consultant at Witney Antiques. Isabella tells us about the evolution of embroidery as a technology, and the complex relationship between needlework and feminism. We use this history to shed light on technology and feminism today. This episode…
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Books are some of the first ways that children are introduced to the fantastical, wonderful, and historical world of fashion. On today's episode, we share some children's books that sparked our own love for fashion history, as well as some more recent publications. Books discussed in today's episode (some with links to purchase): A Treasury of the …
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It's time to add Santa Fe to the list of world fashion centers! May marks the debut of SWAIA Native Fashion Week, the very first Indigenous “fashion week” in the US dedicated to showcasing the exciting and dynamic creations of Native American and Indigenous Canadian designers. Amber Dawn Bear Robe, the show's visionary director and producer, joins …
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Needle book by Tanja Berlin.It’s a Wednesday so we’re chatting about needlework. Topics this week include our upcoming May 5 show about the work done by the Royal School of Needlework to provide embroidered pieces for the Coronation, needle case kits from Tanja Berlin of Berlin Embroidery, Mary Corbet, museums, Wintertur, goldwork, blackwork, and m…
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Midnight Whispers design by Sian Fish.The Dead Unicorn Society design by Sian Fish. Blackwork is our topic this week and our guest is Sian Fish of The Urban Stitches. The show is sponsored by the Embroiderers’ Guild of America and Sassy Jacks Stitchery. Sian Fish is a self-taught stitcher and designer who loves to work in the macabre/gothic world o…
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We continue our exploration into the fashion history of the Gucci family, in part two of a two part past episode from the Dressed archive. Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? Our website and classes Our Instagram Our bookshelf with over 100 of our favorite fashion history titles Our Sponsors: * Check out Happy Mammoth and use my code DRESSED…
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Today, the name Gucci, with its iconic double "G" logo, is an internationally renowned luxury fashion label. But what of the Gucci family responsible for its creation? In this week's two-part episode from the Dressed archives, we delve into the fashion history of one of the world's most instantly recognizable brands by centering the family responsi…
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Design by Lita O’Hara.Ornaments by Lita O’Hara.Lita O’Hara, the Nashville Needlepointer and Patron Saint of Chaos, is our guest this week. Lita is a self-taught painted-canvas designer and project finisher. In our conversation we learn about her design process, what it was like to paint those first canvases, and how her finishing business evolved. …
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Waleria Dorgova joins us for for the second part of our episode this week on the artist, interior, fashion and textile designer Sonia Delaunay. Dr. Dorogova co-curated the ground-breaking exhibition with Dr. Laura Microulis, research curator of the Bard Graduate Center, where the exhibition Sonia Delaunay: Living Art is on view through July 7, 2024…
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Now mostly remembered as a painter, this week we look at the broad spectrum of the work of Sonia Delaunay with a special emphasis on her fashion and textile designs. Waleria Dorogova, co-curator of the exhibition Sonia Delaunay: Living Art which is now on view at the Bard Graduate Center in New York City joins us to speak about the years of researc…
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This week, we are joined by Rebecca Seaver, the Director of Museum & Archive Services for Dolly Parton, and the person responsible for the curated selection of special pieces on view in Dolly's recently published memoir Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones. And thanks to the book's audio companion, we even hear from Dolly herself! A special tha…
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This week, we are joined by Rebecca Seaver, the Director of Museum & Archive Services for Dolly Parton, and the person responsible for the curated selection of special pieces on view in Dolly's recently published memoir Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones. And thanks to the book's audio companion, we even hear from Dolly herself! A special tha…
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In this episode, Isabella interviews Maya Wassell Smith, assistant curator of art at the National Maritime Museum and a PhD student at Cardiff University. The two discuss naval embroidery in all of its forms. Images and sources are available at @sewwhatpodcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. The podcast has a website, sewwhatpodcast.com.…
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This episode is a dream come true for my nerdy heart - I had a chance to talk to Dr. Isabella Rosner, whose podcast Sew What? I've been a fan of for years. We talked about how she got into textile histories, her PhD research and work at the Royal School of Needlework, about what textiles can teach us about what it means to be human and making time …
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In this episode, we talked to Darren Byler, author of Terror Capitalism and In the Camps, Life in China's High Tech Penal Colony. We discussed his in depth research on Uyghur Muslims in China and the role played by technology in their persecution. If you're just listening to this on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts, you can now watch us on…
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In part II of this week's episode in commemorating the 113th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire which occurred in Lower Manhattan on March 25, 1911, we examine how the fire started, hear from some of the survivors and learn about the sweeping labor reforms and worker protections which followed in its wake. Recommended resources: Co…
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As the 113th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory approaches in a few short days, this week we bring you a two-part episode on the nature of the New York City garment trade at the turn of the 20th century, and how a horrific workplace accident on March 25, 1911 reshaped the landscape of workers rights and protections. Recommended resource…
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This week we chat about the latest in fashion history news including Norma Kamali training an AI to design her legacy, the Oscar nominees for Best Costume Design, a new YSL bookshop in Paris and some of the spectacular pieces up for sale at recent fashion auctions. Recommended Resources: Vogue Archive Killers of the Flower Moon article by Christian…
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In this episode we talk to Thuy Linh Thu, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU. We talk about how good technology disperses power, while bad technology concentrates power, the racial history of dermatology, including the connections between the Vietnam War, medical experimentation on incarcerated men in the U. S., and retinol creams,. P…
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