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ASK September 2019. Who made your shirt? Did it start out as plants or oil? How did it get its color? And could it be improved?
ASK September 2019

Shirts, shoes, pants, socks, underpants! Ever wonder where we get the clothes on our backs? (and on our legs? And on our feet?) This edition of ASK Magazine gives you the stitch on where we get our fashions—and our fashion sense.


From flour sacks to the finest silks woven by thousands of workers, you and your kids will explore what it takes to weave the wardrobe we wear. Learn about looms, dig into dyes, plunge into pattern designs, and find out what the future of fashion may have in store for us (and why we may not need to go to stores to get it!)


Enjoy features including:


  • Mama Made My Underwear by Jennifer Sneed
  • The Emperor’s New Robe by Lisa Amstutz
  • How to Weave
  • The Dyer’s Hand by Tracy Vonder Brink
  • Future Fashion by Darlene Ivy
  • Threads by Polly Este

Regular features of ASK magazine include Nosy News, Nestor’s Dock, Bot’s Mighty Math, Ask Ask, Contest and Letters, and Marvin and Friends.