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Spark: Fabric Changes Everything

Speakers:
Amelia Peck, Marica F. Vilcek Curator of American Decorative Arts, MMA

Paul van Zyl, creator of Maiyet

Eileen Fisher, clothing designer

Pull on a thread from a bolt of cloth, and you unravel a story of empires, espionage, poverty, and a fabric trade that upended social order. In this program, Amelia Peck describes a moment in the seventeenth century when bed linens were the most valuable thing one owned; Paul van Zyl tells of his journey from human-rights activist to creator of luxury fashion brand Maiyet; and designer Eileen Fisher talks about her company's focus on sustainability and human rights, as well as beautiful clothes.

Spark is hosted by Julie Burstein, author and Peabody Award–winning creator of public radio's Studio 360.

This program is in conjunction with the exhibition Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800.

Recorded November 5, 2013

Credits

The exhibition is made possible in part by The Coby Foundation, Ltd., The Favrot Fund, and the Quinque Foundation.

This series is supported by the Mrs. Joseph H. King Fund.

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