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

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

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Closing evening private view
Monday 12 December
5.00 to 7.30pm

The Synthetics Revolution is a collaboration between the Yorkshire Fashion Archive, ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles and the Enterprise of Culture research project at the University of Leeds.

Drawing on two university archives (Yorkshire Fashion Archive and ULITA), this exhibition at ULITA explores the rise of synthetic fibres in everyday clothing in the twentieth century, with particular reference to the Yorkshire region. It looks behind the scenes of the synthetics revolution with the aim of bringing the story of man-made fibres and how we interact with them to life ― from stories of technological developments in the early part of the twentieth century to the role of advertising following the Second World War.

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. The evening will include a wine reception and an opportunity to see more items from the collections relating to the exhibition theme. Members of the curatorial team from the Enterprise of Culture, Yorkshire Fashion Archive and ULITA will be on hand to give insights into some of the stories behind the exhibition. There will also be an opportunity to find out more about future initiatives.

For more information, email enterpriseofculture@leeds.ac.uk
ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles is housed within St Wilfred’s Chapel in the Maurice Keyworth Building, University of Leeds. Directions can be found on the ULITA website.

See here for more information about the exhibition.

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