Textiles Today A Global Survey of Trends and Traditions

Chloë Colchester

This survey brings together a wide range of images and perspectives.

Extraordinary technological developments, from color-changing, light-sensitive camouflage to emergency shelters of cement-impregnated fabric bonded to an inflatable plastic, are included here alongside the simply beautiful, such as Eley Kishimoto’s patterns that point to the historical exchange of ideas between East and West.


Surveys a rapidly-changing arena of fabrics and textiles, considering collaborative projects between fabric makers and fashion designers and offering plenty photo examples of new textiles and their applications.

— The Midwest Book Review


Chloë Colchester


A former design consultant, Chloë Colchester received a doctorate in anthropology. She lives in England.