An array of colorful fabrics

How Textiles Stitched The World Together

From the very beginning, the quest for status and beauty began with wearing nice threads. Virginia Postrel, author and columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the international commerce built around silk, cotton, dyes and other materials that tied together people across the globe. Her new book is “The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World.”