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Welcome to "Przekrój"!

In case you wonder where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help. “Przekrój” (pron. ‘p-SHEH-crooy’) is the oldest magazine about society and culture in Poland. Now it’s also available in English!

“Przekrój” Magazine brings to the English reader some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in such fields as culture, society, ecology and literature. Stand aside from the haste and fierceness of everyday news and join us now!

Agata Zborowska

is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago with expertise in cultural studies. She has many areas of research, recently focusing mainly on the subject of post-war Poland.

The Secret Life of Textiles

The Secret Life of Textiles
Recycling Clothes in Post-War Poland

Reading / culture
Ethical fashion consumption may currently be in vogue, but it was once a necessity. In post-war Poland, hand-me-downs, recycled textiles, and handmade garments were all the norm. Agata Zborowska