An investigation into the damage wrought by the colossal clothing industry - and the grassroots, high-tech, international movement fighting to reform it.
Focusing on the lives of the apprentices at Quarry Bank Mill, David Hanson's book uses a wealth of first-person source material including letters, diaries, mill records, to tell the stories of the children who lived and worked at Quarry Bank throughout the nineteenth century.
Maintain a strong product presentation and employ an effective merchandising strategy, with this comprehensive guide to winning the retail war.
"Introduces research and ideas-gathering techniques to help readers produce original textile designs."--
Offers a comparative study of the three 'great' American wars of the twentieth century: World War I, World War II and Vietnam. The book explores several aspects of American popular culture, like fashion, film and the societal mores of each era.
'I dragged my heels all the way to the mill. Through the eyes of these northern mill girls, we are offered a... Læs mere
Preston was no ordinary town during the nineteenth century. While king cotton reigned supreme throughout Lancashire, the underlying ills... Læs mere
The cross-cultural usage of a particular cloth type - blueprint - is central to South African cultural history. Known locally as seshoeshoe or isishweshwe, among many other localised names, South African blueprint originated in the Far East and East Asia.