Selvedge #93 – Rethink


Selvedge is a magazine that acknowledges the significance of textiles as a part of everyone’s story. We are surrounded by cloth from the cradle to the grave and by exploring our universal emotional connection to fibre we share the stories and values that mean the most to us. From why we love the sound of a needle pulling thread through taut linen, to why we are fascinated by the clothes we wear and the fibres we unknowingly rely on. There are many sides to every story and Selvedge is dedicated to finding and nurturing textiles from every angle. We believe that textiles unite all humanity and in surveying the development of society it is clear that from a spider’s web to the world-wide web, textiles appear as the protagonist.
It is with this thought that we hope to widen our net as well as our own horizons with everything we do. Join us and make our stories part of your story.

Issue #93 Rethink:

“While it is our daughters who are leading the way in introducing the older generation to the effects our lifestyle is having on the climate, it is mothers and grandmothers who may hold the key to curbing some of the environmental impact caused by the textile industry. Research has shown that mothers and grandmothers not only tend to spend less on clothing, but also are better informed about the implications of their consumption. In contrast, daughters have lower expectations for how long clothing will last and fewer skills to extend the life of a garment. Selvedge offers the following check list and advice to all our daughters; so they might buy less and buy better.