The apparel merchandising and product development students spent the day with first through third graders at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Members of the University of Arkansas Fashion and Apparel Board attended a one-day Fibers to Fabric event at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History on October 7.
The day was open to first through third grade students in the morning, then opened to the public, including homeschooled students, adults, and public school groups. On the museum grounds, historians and artisans used and created fabrics that were used in the Ozarks in the mid-19th century.
Exhibits included displays and examples of crochet, knitting, knitting, and sewing. Activities related to the cultivation and raising of fibers for clothing included sheep, rabbits, cotton and linen.
The U of A students, all majoring in apparel merchandising and product development in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, helped with sustainable fashion, upcycling or the use of bamboo/recycled water used in the production.
“The Shiloh Museum event provided Fashion and Apparel Board club members with an opportunity to serve the community by educating others on the topic of clothing sustainability,” said AMPD instructor Lance Cheramie, one of the club advisors along with instructor Stephanie Hubert. “Students discussed animal and plant fibers, environmentally friendly dyeing techniques, the Sustainable Development Goals and 3D-printed construction. As a result, FAB students were also asked to participate in other events. local”.
Participating students included Virginia DeMent, Evie Liebbe, Natalie Janz, Maddie Moreland, Karli Clemmons, Jaden Runchey, Addison Davenport, Noah Galster, Ashton Nelson, Julia Roller, Eli Tod, Jordan Lawson, Isaiah Nies, Betsy Johnson, Sydney Buford , Emma Guenther , Ashley Cantrell, Hannah-Grace Dobbs and Nicole Papalexis.
In the museum meeting room, hands-on activities included a photo display of historic factories, weaving, the use of a drop spindle, economics games to test knowledge from main campus demonstrations, and a story corner.
Economics was emphasized by working with Economics Arkansas and Master of Economics Teachers.
About the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in business associated with food, family, the environment, agriculture, sustainability, and the quality of human life; and who will be the top-choice candidates of employers looking for leaders, innovators, policymakers, and entrepreneurs. The university is named for Dale Bumpers, a former Arkansas Governor and long-time US Senator who made the state prominent in national and international agriculture. For more information about Bumpers College, visit our website and follow us on Twitter at @BumpersCollege and Instagram at BumpersCollege.
About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas’ flagship institution, the U of A provides an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to the Arkansas economy through teaching new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and career development, discovery through research and creative activity, while also providing training for professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation ranks the U of A among the few American colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. US News & World Report ranks U of A among the best public universities in the nation. See how the U of A is working to build a better world at Arkansas Research News.