Economic and Social History Blog

Monthly Archives: October 2018

From households to factories: Who makes our clothes?

An interesting concept in social science is “alienation”. We are unaware of how the products around us came into being and so we are alienated from the majority of products around us. Take our clothes, for example your t-shirt, jumper and jeans. Our clothes were historically made at home; cotton was farmed, spun and weaved on hand…

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