From the metal fabrics that protect astronauts in space, to the cotton clothes that warm us, textiles are an invaluable part of our everyday lives. These materials touch every human’s life, no matter her gender, race, access, or faith. But textiles go beyond just the clothes we wear, as an increasing diversity of materials make their way into farming equipment, car manufacturing, medical tools and survival equipment. These are the textiles that protect, secure, adorn and signify our human life, yet their impact on our lives is largely unacknowledged. Why?
We believe that women’s roles in the construction and craft of textiles have left this topic ignored by mainstream audiences. But the link between women and textiles is a deeply woven and richly colored history, with fascinating, heartbreaking and moving stories to tell, which is why it is our mission to chronicle the women whose diverse voices and experience have long been married with the practice.
Woman Interwoven is created and produced by Victoria Manganiello (www.victoriamanganiello.com). We intend to produce this project with at minimum a 50% female-identifying team.
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