Brattleboro Literary Festival 2022 Brattleboro Literary Festival 2022

Clothing

Saturday, October 15, 2022

- EDT
What We Wear — Sofi Thanhauser
Sofi Thanhauser
Sofi Thanhauser
Worn: A People's History of Clothing

In her book, Worn, Sofi Thanhauser tells five stories—Linen, Cotton, Silk, Synthetics, Wool—about the clothes we wear and where they come from. She makes clear how the clothing industry has become one of the planet’s worst polluters and how it relies on chronically underpaid and exploited laborers. 

But she also shows us how micro-communities, textile companies, and clothing makers in every corner of the world are rediscovering ethical methods for making what we wear.