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Threads: December 2012 Archives

Threads: Fur, Fabric and Fashion in Quebec

Thumbnail image for threads-cover.jpgLike Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver, many cities in the province of Quebec have a rich history of textile production. From the first days of the fur trade, to the bustling factories, to today's innovative fashion, clothing drove the economies of cities like Montreal, Quebec City, and Salaberry-de-Valleyfield. But change has been tough on the industry. On Threads, we take a look at what remains from over a century of making clothing in this part of the country.
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The evolution of fashion and style in Quebec: A conversation with curator Esther Trepanier

Esther Trepanier2.JPGEsther Trépanier is a professor of art history at the Université du Québec à Montréal. In February of this year, she curated an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Quebec City called Mode et Apparence dans L'Art Quebecois, 1880-1945. CBC's Kim Garritty sat down with her to discuss the evolution of fashion and style in Quebec.

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Threads: Fur, Fabric and Fashion in Quebec

threads-small.jpgA few members of the Quebec AM team have been working on a holiday special for listeners across the country. Threads: Fur, Fabric and Fashion in Quebec will be stitching together the various chapters of how the clothing industry has evolved. The holiday special airs December 26 from 5 to 6 pm.

We will be sharing lots of photos, audio and links here once it has aired. In the meantime, you can like us on Facebook or follow us on Tumblr. Stay tuned!