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The Synthetics Revolution: Man-made fibres and everyday fashion – exhibition late opening

Join us on Monday 12 December between 5.00 and 7.30pm to mark the conclusion of this collaborative project and for a last chance to see the exhibition before it closes. Read more »

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ULITA textiles archive handling session and exhibition introduction

An introduction to our exhibition, The Synthetics Revolution with a colour chemistry sample boards handling session on 15 November 2016. Read more »

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Leeds Art Walk

Our current exhibition, The Synthetics Revolution: Man-made fibres and everyday fashion, is featured in the next Leeds Art Walk on 2 November. Read more »

Image: Rayon sample box Made by Courtaulds Ltd. 1937 (ULITA 2016.154). Photo by Tracey Welch Photography.

The Synthetics Revolution: Man-made fibres and everyday fashion

A collaboration between the Yorkshire Fashion Archive, ULITA and the Enterprise of Culture project has culminated in an exhibition charting the rise of synthetic fibres in everyday clothing. The exhibition continues to 1 December at ULITA, University of Leeds. Read more »

Moon Tweeds of Guiseley: From Yorkshire Mill to Global Brand – Public Lecture

This talk by Professor Regina Lee Blaszczyk examines the history of design and innovation at Abraham Moon and Sons of Guiseley, which is the only extant vertically integrated tweed mill in England. Read more »

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PhD opportunity – Rise and Fall of Berlin as a Fashion Capital, 1924-1939

The Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (Erasmus University Rotterdam) is looking for a highly motivated PhD Candidate who wishes to conduct their PhD research in the Rise and Fall of Berlin as a Fashion Capital, 1924-1939 Read more »

: Hubert de Givenchy prêt-a-porter in French fabrics made from DuPont fibers, 1954. Courtesy, DuPont corporate archive, Hagley Museum and Library, USA

Advertising the Synthetics Revolution

Join us for a private view of The Synthetics Revolution, where speaker Professor Regina Lee Blaszczyk will look at how the world’s largest chemical company influenced post-war fashion. Read more »

Detail from Lee Target knitting wool advertisement, She magazine, 1965 (Yorkshire Fashion Archive)

Knit/Lit Workshop at ULITA

Learn to finger-knit at this relaxed and creative workshop on 8 September, in the surroundings of The Synthetics Revolution exhibition, and help create a new community canopy as part of the Yorkshire Year of the Textile. Read more »

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The Synthetics Revolution: Man-made fibres and everyday fashion

A collaboration between the Yorkshire Fashion Archive, ULITA and the Enterprise of Culture project has culminated in an exhibition charting the rise of synthetic fibres in everyday clothing. Read more »

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The Enterprise of Culture: the European fashion system around the world

The Enterprise of Culture comes to the V&A on Friday 10 June 2016, with a final public conference showcasing the project’s research from the last three years. Read more »

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