New Young Writers on Wool: My Life in Jumpers

Snare, Eleanor ORCID logoORCID: (2015) New Young Writers on Wool: My Life in Jumpers. Textile: the Journal of Cloth and Culture, 12 (3). pp. 322-327. ISSN 1751-8350


New Young Writers on Wool: My Life in Jumpers is a short diaristic-style journal article focusing on the author’s relationship to jumpers and wool within the context of sustainability and the Yorkshire region. Eleanor Snare has been in love with the jumper since they were young and their changing experience with the garment inspired them to write about it. Taking a reflective and personal approach to consider the relationships between author, clothing, material and location; Snare’s article highlights the intimate connection between people, clothing, place and material - a connection which forms the backbone of engagement with sustainable fashion production and consumption. Increasingly, their interest in fashion is becoming twinned with their interest in the ways in which we can live more sustainable lives and own more sustainable wardrobes. Natural fibers, including wool, are just one way to do this. This article is a love letter to the garment, the material, and the social identities it represents.

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