One of the things that struck me as I read about her life and career was... get this...
"Vera distinguished herself as the first American designer to manufacture product in the People's Republic (of China) destined for U.S. sale."
So there it is -- printed textiles were the first U.S. sold product to be outsourced to China! I swear, the more I learn about textiles and textile designers the more I think we are the ones to watch if you want to know where things are headed.
Reminder - it was textiles that launched the industrial revolution. What will we lead the world into next? Stay tuned to find out.
Note: Photo is of a Vera napkin set I inherited from my maternal grandmother (Evelyn). I love them!