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A Low Carbon Future for Clothing

What might a decarbonised clothing economy look like? And what steps must we take to get there?The clothing industry has an annual carbon footprint close to that of all 28 current EU states combined – at 3.3 billion tonnes of CO2 yearly. It must rapidly decarbonise if we are to meet global reduction goals. But […]

Clothing the Pandemic Workshop Part II

Clothing the Pandemic’ Workshop aims to offer a place for sharing experience and knowledge about collecting COVID-19 facemasks.Clothing the Pandemic’ Workshop aims to offer a place for sharing experience and knowledge. It will help to connect people and institutions (international curators and conservators, historians, museums, and the global public) at a time when we are […]

Free Lecture: The Life Cycle of Clothing in the 19th Century

Leave behind today's fast fashion, and learn from a historian how clothes were cared for in the 1800s.On Thursday, September 2 at noon, join the Ellwood House and DeKalb County History Center for “The Lifestyle of Clothing in the 19th Century,” a free lecture by Erika Holst, Illinois Road Scholar and Curator of History at […]