BISMARCK, N.D. – “Where Do Our Garments Come From … And Often End Up?”, a presentation by Rebecca Silbernagel, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum in Bismarck. The event is free and open to the public.
Silbernagel's illustrated program will take an informal approach to thinking about fashion in an interesting and creative way. The presentation will include an overview of fashion trend cycles. Topics discussed will be manufacturing and dyeing facilities, logistics of getting garments from factories to consumers, the typical life cycle of a fashion garment, “fast fashion” vs. “slow fashion,” and what consumers can do to prolong the useable life of their garments. Silbernagel is the owner-operator of Modify Alterations & Boutique in Bismarck.
This program is related to the "Fashion and Function: North Dakota Style" exhibit now showing at the Heritage Center & State Museum. It is also part of the State Historical Society of North Dakota's Sensational Sundays series. Sensational Sundays are free cultural programs that include a variety of lectures, concerts, movies, and tours.
The North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, contact Erik Holland, curator of education, at 701.328.2792. Find a calendar of upcoming State Historical Society events at history.nd.gov/events