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Haptic & Hue's Tales of Textiles explores the way in which cloth speaks to us and the impact it has on our lives. It looks at how fabric traditions have grown up and the innovations that underpin its creation. It thinks about the skills that go into constructing it and what it means to the people who use it. It looks at the different light textiles cast on the story of humanity.
 
This podcast is for craft and textile enthusiasts all around the world. We'll soon have some great interviews with textile artists, advice on distance study courses in craft, textile tutor interviews and much more. The School of Stitched Textiles is the largest UK provider of City & Guilds Accredited Textile based distance learning courses. You can find out site at https://www.sofst.org/. We also host the Stitch Directory, which showcases independent craft retailers and suppliers from around ...
 
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Textile Innovation

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Textile Innovation

World Textile Information Network

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Join the World Textile Information Network (WTiN) team and a brand new special guest from the textile & apparel industry every single month. Tune in to hear the latest innovations as well as unmatched intelligence and insight on a global scale. From key manufacturing and textile technology hubs in Asia, the Americas, Europe and more, we chat to key opinion leaders, CEOs and start-ups — covering innovation across the entire textile & apparel value chain. To discuss any of our topics, get in t ...
 
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Threads of Sustainability

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Threads of Sustainability

The Sustainable Quilter Bridget O'Flaherty

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With climate change and environmental impacts becoming a common narrative in our daily lives, it seems like a great time to explore what sustainability looks like in the quilting, fibre and textile world. We hear from creatives, makers, manufacturers and producers from all over the world to discover what sustainability looks like to them and find out how they are contributing to a sustainable future. We celebrate the positive steps people are taking, no matter how small. Whether you're a hob ...
 
Conversations with people who FOUND – or re-found – their CREATIVITY as adults. We explore my guest's childhood experiences of the arts, discuss how they came to the artistic practices they now love and that benefit their whole lives, and consider the barriers to creativity that they experienced between the two. My guests are proponents of visual, written and performing arts, with similarities and wild differences in their experiences. We discuss what it is that people value and gain from th ...
 
Who exactly are the thought leaders in the $18-billion-plus linen, uniform and facility services industry? This podcast aims to shine a light on this industry’s more than 200,000 employees through thought-provoking interviews with industry insiders and business experts on issues critical to your company and workforce. Most Americans might not realize it, but they benefit at least once per week from the cleanliness and safety of laundered, reusable linens, uniforms, towels, mats and other pro ...
 
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Design Me a House

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Design Me a House

Katie Hutchison and Dawn Oliveira

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Architect/designer/author Katie Hutchison and textile designer/educator Dawn Oliveira share insight into home design and design for the home. Design isn’t an added extra, an extravagance, a nicety; it’s a holistic process that drives the creation of homes that nurture and reflect our best selves to ourselves and within our communities. Katie and Dawn aim to demystify and humanize home design and design for the home. So grab a cup of coffee, and join us for some friendly design chat to inspir ...
 
Hi everyone, and welcome to my world! I'm an artist by night, university student by day, and a influential figure, will be talking about all other stuff in between life, music and and will giving you a slight view, of things that affect me, as an African person from South Africa
 
Hi, my name is SASKIA. I’ve got over a decade of experience in running a small business in the needle craft industry. Selling, pattern and product design, teaching and running a needle craft school. As a small business owner you’re in charge of EVERYTHING branding, marketing, selling, promoting and cleaning the loo. I’m educated in marketing and photography and learned to do everything else ON THE JOB.I’m obsessed with the healing magic of crafting and the power of community.And I’m determin ...
 
Textiles in Ghana carry a far greater importance than you might expect. This unit will help you to understand how textiles can carry an assortment of meanings and values, including wealth, status and office. This study unit is just one of many that can be found on LearningSpace, part of OpenLearn, a collection of open educational resources from The Open University. Published in ePub 2.0.1 format, some feature such as audio, video and linked PDF are not supported by all ePub readers.
 
Released weekly on Mondays, the IoClothes Podcast is hosted by Ben S. Cooper. It features interviews with the thought-leaders and innovators across the smart apparel, footwear and textile industries. Check out new shows below and subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes or however you listen to your podcasts.
 
Catherine Weetman interviews the inspiring people who are making the circular economy happen. We explore how circular, regenerative and fair solutions are better for people, planet and prosperity. We’ll hear from entrepreneurs & business owners, social enterprises, and leading thinkers. You’ll find the show notes and links at www.circulareconomypodcast.com, where you can subscribe to updates and useful resources.
 
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A Verb for Keeping Warm

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Reverberate is a podcast exploring our wide world of textiles and the people who grow, design, make and wear them. Produced by A Verb for Keeping Warm in Oakland, California. Hosted by Adrienne Rodriguez. We plan to release vibrant episodes packed with interviews, conversations and stories from vital contributors to the fiber community. Examining the threads that tie us together across the country and the world. Join us on our audio adventures!
 
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Tink!

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Tink!

Katherine Jayne

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Tink is a monthly podcast all about the act of making, doing and undoing. Follow along each episode as host Katherine Jayne reviews her creative goals for the month just past, and sets new targets for the month to come. From knitting to lacemaking, and other slow textile crafts, listen along and find out what can be made in a month!
 
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BioScience Talks

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BioScience Talks

American Institute of Biological Sciences

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We hope you enjoy these in-depth discussions of recently published BioScience articles and other science stories. Each episode of our interview series delves into the research behind a highlighted story, giving listeners unique insight into scientists' work.
 
In Ghana, types of cloth and the design of textiles are about more than just fashion. Woven Kente cloth is a great status symbol, marking wealth and, in the past, office - something to be worn on important occasions and by important people. Adinkra is a printed fabric, hand-made and worn mainly for funerals, which are very important celebrations in Ghana. The tracks on this album introduce the Kente weavers and Adinkra workers, show the creative processes behind the textiles they make, and r ...
 
In Ghana, types of cloth and the design of textiles are about more than just fashion. Woven Kente cloth is a great status symbol, marking wealth and, in the past, office - something to be worn on important occasions and by important people. Adinkra is a printed fabric, hand-made and worn mainly for funerals, which are very important celebrations in Ghana. The tracks on this album introduce the Kente weavers and Adinkra workers, show the creative processes behind the textiles they make, and r ...
 
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Hempire

Cannabis Radio

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Hempire is a weekly show dedicated to exploring the non-psychoactive side of the cannabis plant. Hemp was once a cornerstone of the American economy and is currently used in over 25,000 products including paper, textiles, construction materials, health food, and fuel. Tune in and discover all there is to know about this wonder crop that is now making an historic comeback.
 
Explore the untold histories behind the images, patterns, and designs we take for granted. Each week we’ll bring you a different story about a curiosity from the creative world - interviewing experts and creatives as we dive into the unusual origins of everything from Comic Sans to the polka dot. Curious Minds is an original podcast by Domestika dedicated to sharing and celebrating creativity in all its forms. To find blogs and images for each episode, go to domestika.org/podcasts. And to fi ...
 
Welcome to Artistic Futures, a monthly podcast designed for anyone contemplating a career in the wonderful world of Opera. You will meet a range of artists who will share their passion and tell you more about their artistic journeys. It will also be full of useful tips and advice for the next generation of performers and creators.
 
Come along for the ride as Matt Kowalak and Jamon Yerger talk about manufacturing in China, product sourcing in China and all types of business ventures in China. You want a podcast about flawless business ventures in your standard how-to-do-it-like-me format? You won’t find that here. But if you’re looking for a podcast run by a couple of entrepreneurs who aren’t afraid of taking calculated risks, partying a little, working a whole lot and bringing you the goods, this is the place to be.
 
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Critical Craft Forum

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Critical Craft Forum

Critical Craft Forum | Namita Gupta Wiggers

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Episode 1:Book Talk on Tim Ingold's Making The material turn in art is deeply linked to craft processes, materials and ways of making. For Book Talk, we invite people from different fields to read and discuss a single book. How might artists, curators, educators, and theorists respond to a book and potentially use as a tool in their own thinking? Join Stephen Knott, Sarah Margolis-Pineo, Rowland Ricketts, and Namita Gupta Wiggers for their discussion of anthropologist Tim Ingold's Making: An ...
 
Save money, get happy, and expand your creativity by making stuff out of plants you grow, forage or buy. And even monetize your hobbies! Craftsteading is about self-sufficiency and traditional skills. It’s about prepping for survival or enjoying calming handicrafts. Grow your own brooms, cordage, dyes, baskets, containers and more. Each month we’ll bring you a new podcast, so be sure to “follow” us. Website: www.craftsteading.com YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/craftsteading Pinterest: https:// ...
 
Stitchery Stories... Where textile artists share their life in fabric & thread. Embroidery. Textile Art. Inspiration, Techniques, Disasters & Delights. Join embroidery enthusiast & textile art dabbler, Susan Weeks, in her friendly weekly chats with UK textile artists. Discover how they got started. Share the lessons learned along the way. Get excited about what they are working on at the moment. Learn how they keep their business growing, their creativity flowing, and get a sneak peek into w ...
 
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Forward Thinking

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Forward Thinking

McKinsey Global Institute

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Forward Thinking examines groundbreaking ways in which the world is evolving and how people and organizations can respond to changing demands and technologies. In each episode theorists, innovators, and business leaders discuss global trends—technology, artificial intelligence, globalization, urbanization, climate change, and more—with hosts Michael Chui and Janet Bush of the McKinsey Global Institute.
 
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It's time to nerd out on material sciences. This episode of Talking Textiles interviews George Sun, founder of Nextiles, a company merging electronics with textiles to measure range of motion, micromovements and more. We learn how George walked a path from creating shoes to conductive fabrics and hear his advice for job seekers to get involved, con…
 
On this episode of the podcast, I meet Susan Hensel. Susan is a textile artist in Minnesota who blends commercial embroidery processes with sculpture. We talk about Susan's process, the interesting storefront gallery Susan has, and how seeing a particular blue color of thread sparked the beginning of an artistic journey! Susan Hensel's Website - ht…
 
Patty Grossman and her sister wanted to have safe fabrics to use for their family. They realized it was missing in the industry and have spent the last 15 years researching ethical and sustainable production—how it’s done, and what the implications are to us (and to all living things) and to our planet. They even put it in their mission statement, …
 
For this episode, we're joined by Dr. Judith Weis of Rutgers University to discuss her new book, Polluting Textiles: The Problem with Microfibres. Listen to Dr. Weis's In Their Own Words oral history interview. A description of the book follows: This book examines the critical issue of environmental pollutants produced by the textiles industry. Com…
 
Catherine Weetman is in conversation with Elmar Stroomer, the founder of Africa Collect Textiles (ACT). Africa Collect Textiles does exactly that – collecting used textiles across Africa, for reuse, recycling and upcycling. Elmar Stroomer has a strong background in the circular economy and design, and lived in Kenya and Uganda between 2012 and 2017…
 
Be part of our community by joining our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtbehindthings In tonight’s conversation with our special guest, Anees Khawaja. What was his early life & education like? How did he get involved in his family business? How do short courses help his education career? What is it like to live & grow a busine…
 
Following, Elon Musk’s announcement that Twitter will permanently suspend any account on the social media platform that impersonates another, Nuala McGovern is joined by crime writer, Denise Mina who changed her twitter display name to ‘Elon Musk’.Jenny Tough is an endurance athlete who's best known for running and cycling in some of world's most c…
 
The way most of us know fungi best is by mushrooms. Ecovative’s innovation, AirMycelium, is expanding the possibilities of working with mushrooms. This month, WTiN talks to Gavin McIntyre, co-founder of New York-based company, Ecovative. There is huge demand for sustainable and planet-friendly leather alternatives that feel, look and perform like t…
 
Virginia Postrel is a California-based journalist who has written four books, including her most recent one, The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made The World, (which I highly recommend.) In this episode, Virginia talks about why the history of fabric and civilization is a “story of innovation,” the mechanized Italian silk mills that predated…
 
LisaMaria Martinez (LM) is a blind mom living in the SF bay Area. She rocks a weekly FB Live episode with her bestie, Blind broad Serena Olsen, called The Blind Grind. She loves breaking down origami and and loves to teach it and other artforms non-visually to other blind people, and not blind people. LM also makes her own beauty products such as l…
 
Be part of our community by joining our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtbehindthings In tonight’s conversation with our special guest, Dr. Arshad Ahmad. What was his early life & education like? How did Pakistan look like in the 70s? How was his experience studying at Concordia University? What was his first job like? How did…
 
In this episode of the McKinsey Global Institute’s Forward Thinking podcast, co-host Michael Chui talks with Jayshree Seth, a corporate scientist and the chief science advocate at the 3M company. She covers topics including: How the human context can be brought into the practice of science and engineering Expanding talent pipelines into STEM fields…
 
Dr Rosemary Coogan has been selected as a career astronaut by the European Space Agency (ESA), becoming the first British woman to join their astronaut corps. She joins Emma in her first in-depth BBC interview to discuss the tough selection process, upcoming training and hopes for her first mission.On Monday’s Woman’s Hour, we heard from the Americ…
 
Today is day two of an international conference held here in the UK to prevent sexual violence in conflict and Emma Barnett will be talking to Lord Ahmad, who’s the Prime Minister’s special Envoy on this issue. It’s ten years since the conference began and Woman’s Hour will be looking at what progress has been made to date as well as hearing the te…
 
Maureen Taylor, one of the world foremost photo detectives, joins us to discuss the role of fashion in her work solving family history mysteries. Maureen's Work: www.maureentaylor.com Louis Takács's Ellis Island Photography Project: https://scalar.usc.edu/works/let-me-get-there/index See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Robert Rapier is a chemical engineer with more than 25 years of international engineering experience in chemicals, oil and gas, and renewables, who writes for Forbes and Utility Forecaster. In this episode, Rapier talks about the ongoing diesel shortage in the U.S., the mismatch between domestic crude production and domestic refining capacity, his …
 
Search any major Chinese city on Twitter, and you will see a cascade of spam tweets showing porn, escort services, and gambling content that are published every few seconds, making it impossible to get any legitimate results. There has been a “significant uptick” in these tweets over the last three days, according to a China-focused […]Great Wall o…
 
Be part of our community by joining our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtbehindthings In tonight’s conversation with our special guest, Abdul Razak Dawood. What was his life pre-partition like? What difficulties did he face while trading? How did he set up the business? What was settling in Karachi like? What was his experienc…
 
Ricki Lake is widely known for her American talk show in the '90s and early 2000s. She's an actor and a producer as well as an independent filmmaker. Emma talks to her about her role as Executive Producer, on a new documentary "The Business of Birth Control" which looks at the complex relationship between hormonal birth control and women's health a…
 
To keep her hands busy and her mind calm, Helen Hill crochets blankets for orphaned baby rhinos, among other things. Her passions also help her to manage her MS symptoms, to sit still where usually her symptoms force her to be constantly active, to calm her restless legs, and generally to escape the everyday. Helen was good at her studies, at schoo…
 
To mark ten years since stalking became a specific crime in England and Wales, we speak to crime reporter and presenter Isla Traquair. In her day job Isla is used to confronting murderers and travelling to dangerous places but it was in a quiet village in Wiltshire where her stalking ordeal took place. In August this year Isla's neighbour, Jonathan…
 
Be part of our community by joining our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtbehindthings In tonight’s conversation with our special guest, Muhammad Raza Saeed. What was his early life in Bahawalpur & education like? How did he manage to build a startup while studying? What is the journey of Confiz? What makes him stay & grow his …
 
The comedian Katherine Ryan has been in the news this week after she spoke out on a recent documentary with Louis Theroux about confronting an alleged sexual predator while making a tv show. She says this ‘star’ has sexually assaulted women she knows and despite it being an ‘open secret’ in the industry no one has managed to nail him down because h…
 
In this episode, violonist Byron Parish recalls how he got into classical music and shares his motivation to inspire the next generation of musicians. Byron has been a member of the Orchestra of Opera North since 2015 and will feature as soloist in Walton's violin concerto alongside the Opera North Youth Orchestra in December 2022. Musical excerpt:…
 
Disposable fast fashion is a huge cause of pollution and damage to the environment, but one community benefit society in Manchester has been doing its bit to help for the past decade. Stitched Up! which is now based in Stretford Mall in Greater Manchester has been rescuing unwanted fabric and teaching sewing skills in a bid to help people get more …
 
In this episode, Isabella interviews Dr Lynn Hulse about the early years of the Royal School of Needlework (RSN), which was founded in November 1872. This episode is being released the exact month of its 150th anniversary. Images and sources are available at @sewwhatpodcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. The podcast has a website, sewwhatpodc…
 
Lady Glenconner, Anne Tennant, the eldest child of the fifth Earl of Leicester, was lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret for three decades. She says her mother brought her up to cope with a fundamental truth of her class and time: women must put up and shut up, and so had been taught to smile through life in high society despite the brutality of a …
 
Some may say that football and politics don't go together but anyone watching yesterday's matches might think otherwise. The Iranian team declined to sing their anthem & Wales fans showed their support for LGBTQ+ rights last night by wearing rainbow bucket hats. So how useful are these shows of solidarity? Laura McAllister, the ex-Wales footballer …
 
Aric Chen is general and artistic director of the Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Dutch national museum for architecture, design and digital culture in Rotterdam. During one of those careers that makes you wonder what on earth you’ve been doing with your time, he has also been creative director of Beijing Design Week, lead curator for design and architec…
 
Be part of our community by joining our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtbehindthings In tonight’s conversation with our special guests, Bilal Hameed & Asad Hashamali. What was their education & early life like? Why did Bilal come back to Pakistan from NYC? What was the start of his teaching career looked like? How did he find…
 
You can sell handmade products online with very little expense in at least 5 ways:* your own store built with a platform such as Shopify, Squarespace, Wix, BigCommerce, Weebly, Ecwid or Shift4Shop.* your own WordPress website with Paypal buttons or the Woo Commerce plugin* third-party marketplaces like Amazon and eBay*social media sites like Instag…
 
The actor Andrea Riseborough has taken on roles ranging from Margaret Thatcher to Stalin’s daughter. But now she’s playing someone quite different: Mrs Wormwood in the new Matilda the Musical film, which will be released in cinemas on Friday 25th November. The film is an adaptation of Tim Minchin’s hit West End musical of the same name, and stars E…
 
Stacey Jones creates colourful, modern, abstract hand embroidery art. Her work powerfully reflects her thoughts & emotions through her life experiences. Stacey shares her story of how her life with her husband has strongly informed her embroidery designs, particularly his illness, tragic death and her mourning process as she evolves into living alo…
 
In April of 2021, COVID unexpectedly took one of the fashion industry's most beloved figures, fashion designer Alber Elbaz. This week we celebrate Elbaz's life and career as curator Ya'ara Keydar joins us to speak about her exhibition Albert Elbaz: The Dream Factory which is now on view at the Design Museum Holon in Holon, Israel. RECOMMENDED READI…
 
Be part of our community by joining our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtbehindthings In tonight’s conversation with our special guest, Moonis Elahi. What was his early life & education like? How was living abroad different from living in Pakistan? When & how did he join his family business? When did he join politics? His win …
 
Simon Michaux is an associate professor of geometallurgy at the Geological Survey of Finland which published his 1,000-page report about the amount of mining that will be required if the world attempts to quit using hydrocarbons. In this episode, he discusses why copper will be the key constraint for alt-energy, the “flamboyantly stupid” decisions …
 
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