How clothes are made through the global economy, Building intergenerational friendships

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Several pairs of jeans are laid out on the floor of an open studio work space.
This Feb. 9, 2018 photo shows workers at Levi’s innovation lab in San Francisco. Jeff Chiu/ AP Photo, file

An author takes us through the story of how our clothes are made from start to finish. Then, we learn about the value of friendships between young and old people, with the help of an English and gender studies professor.

Featured in this Show

  • Understanding the life cycle of our clothes

    What do you know about the origins of your favorite jeans? We talk with the author of a new book who traced a pair of jeans from start to finish, including visiting the cotton fields and the dyeing and weaving factories in China, about our relationship with clothes and the global economy that provides us with them.

  • Looking for friendship? Befriend someone of a different generation

    People young and old could benefit from spending more time together. We talk with a professor and writer about why and how to build intergenerational friendships.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Maxine Bédat Guest
  • Ellyn Lem Guest

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