Design journalism

Selvedge magazine is read avidly by the world's leading fashion designers, interior designers and textile artists. The FT's How to Spend It supplement has described Selvedge as a "cult design magazine". Founder and Editor-in-Chief Polly Leonard asked us to supply two feature articles of differing lengths for the May 2016 issue. Inspired by a renaissance in the unique textile art of visible mending, one article documented the history of high-style mending, from the Japanese art of boro to a revival in the kantha quilting culture of Bangladesh. The second article explored the emerging problem of moth damage in fine textiles because of stricter regulation of anti-moth treatments,  describing how textile curators at some of the world's leading museums were dealing with the issue.

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