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Making History

Indienne Fabrics and the Birth of Fast Fashion

Making HistoryIndienne Fabrics and the Birth of Fast Fashion

04/12/2021

In the 18th century, patterned fabrics became fashionable and were used both in dresses and in bourgeois furniture upholstery. This trend was the result of the international cotton trade from India, an exchange that foreshadowed globalisation. Indiennes fabrics are considered the first specimen of "fast fashion", as we know it today.

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18 min

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From 27/11/2021 to 25/05/2025

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Documentaries and Reportage