University of Alberta associate professor Carla Prado (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Sciences) colour-coded her overwhelming number of work-from-home tasks on a white board. The next time she looked at her to-do list, her toddler had doodled all over it. This is what academic work looks like…
Retail is only the tip of an industry that extends to fashion designers, apparel manufacturers, textile producers and even agricultural operations, says Lori Moran (Human Ecology), a recently retired U of A professor who was assistant chair of the Human Ecology department.
You may have gone online to get answers on how to make a cloth facemask at home and what type of materials to use. Dr. Anne Bissonnette of ALES’ Human Ecology Department has dug into the research and presents these results and a pattern.
Material culture researcher Anne Bissonnette talks about the onset of a work-from-home fashion trend, the business mullet, which she describes as “normal up top and party below.”