Monthly Archives: September 2016

Come See Us in Grand Rapids! 9/16/2016

Last March as a tie-in to our Up Cloche exhibit we put on an event called Dress Like a Flapper.  We used instructions created by Mary Brooks Picken, Director of Instruction at the the Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Science, to make a dress in under one hour in front of a live audience.  The event […]

Bought, Binned, and Buried Clothing

This week brings interesting news articles about “fast fashion” clothing and its impact on the environment. The first explores the relationship between fast fashion, higher consumption of clothing, use of synthetics and chemicals, and the reliance of manufacturers on charitable organizations for recycling clothing: Alden Wicker, “No one wants your old clothes,” MSN Money, September […]