Giorgio Riello is Professor of Global History and Culture at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.
He has written on early modern textiles, dress and fashion in Europe and Asia. He is the author of Cotton: The Fabric that Made the Modern World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013) and A Foot in the Past (OUP, 2006) and has co-edited Global Design History (Routledge, 2011); Moda: storia e storie (Bruno Mondadori, 2010); The Fashion History Reader (Routledge, 2010); The Spinning World: A Global History of Cotton Textiles, 1200-1850 (OUP, 2009, rev. pbk 2011; Chinese trans. 2011); How India Clothed the World (Brill, 2009); Shoes: A History from Sandals to Sneakers (Berg, 2006; rev. pbk 2011; Italian trans. 2007).
Prof. Riello is the Director of the Pasold Research Fund, an international institution supporting research in the history of textiles, dress and fashion. His forthcoming monograph entitled Global Cotton: "How and Asian Fibre Changed the World Economy" will be published in 2012 by CUP.