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See the Ingenuity of the Past at Thrift Style, Now at KSU

Learn a thing or two about living thrifty at Thrift Style! This exhibition of textiles from the collection of the Historic Costume and Textile Museum of Kansas State University explores the reuse of feed sacks to make clothing and other household objects. The feed sacks from mill towns across Kansas are featured in the exhibition, illuminating how “upcycling” of textile materials mutually benefitted twentieth-century consumers and commercial businesses, an interesting example of past ingenuity from yesteryear.

The reuse of feed, flour, and sugar sacks was a cost‐saving and resource‐saving approach, and the practice became especially popular during the mid-1920s. The sacks and other fabric scraps from manufacturers served thrifty home sewers through the Great Depression and into the 1960s, and a collector’s market for the bags and fabric remnants thrives today. Come see this fascinating piece of American history now on display!

Step outside of our welcoming and comfortable community at River Trail Apartments in Ogden, Kansas for the day! This event is coming to town on Friday, and it promises to be a wonderful time!

Event Time/Date:
Friday, August 25, 2017 – 10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Kansas State University
14th Street & Anderson Avenue
Manhattan, Kansas 66506

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