Race to the bottom?

Family labour, household livelihood and consumption in the relocation of global cotton manufacturing, ca. 1750-1990

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John Styles Masterclass

On March 11th, coinciding with the workshop “Dutch Textiles in Global History”, Prof. Dr. John Styles will offer an online…

Workshop Dutch Textiles in Global History

On 11 and 12 March 2021, the online workshop Dutch Textiles in Global History: Interconnections of Trade, Design, and Labour, 1600-2000 will take place via Zoom.

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Dutch Textiles in Global History: Interconnections of Trade, Design, and Labour, 1600-2000

This workshop aims to address the following questions: How has the Dutch textile industry been influenced by its global connections and, vice versa, how have Dutch textile exports influenced other regions? How did the Dutch connect to or disconnect from differentiated textile markets and consumption tastes, for instance by linking, transferring and imitating designs and values of certain products? How did other players on the world market respond?