An international fashion research project exploring the 'craft of use'

Mea Localis Flora

  • February 11, 2016

BA textile design undergraduate studio –  29th April – 11th JuneThe idea of local wisdom will be explored in reference to indigenous plant life and personal place.  2nd year BATD students will visit the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne  to learn more about indigenous plants; sketch, draw, record colour, texture and haptic qualities...

Behind the Scenes at the San Francisco Photo Shoots

  • February 11, 2016

Some behind-the-scenes images from last August's LW photo shoot in San Francisco and Marin City...

Knitting together - open and adjust

  • February 11, 2016

We are living in a ‘disposable fashion’ society where clothing is readily replaced by new items and often discarded; I want to look at how and why hand-knitted garments are valued and what properties they possess that might encourage the wearer to treasure them. There is a sense of tension...


  • February 11, 2016

The fashion industry perpetuates a hierarchical system where the only significant role the consumer is given is at the point of purchase. Therefore, the 'use phase' is conventionally not a consideration for the designer. Nevertheless, alternative and resourceful user behaviours have survived and are being practiced (see Local Wisdom stories),...

A stroll through the pockets of history

  • February 11, 2016

A short stroll through the pockets of history

Not able to make it to the Craft of Use event? Summary publication now available!

  • June 19, 2014

In London on 26th March 2014 we held the Craft of Use event celebrating the work and knowledge generated during latest funded phase of the Local Wisdom project. If you missed the event or attended it, our online publication revisits and summarises the day in visuals, text and video. The publication is a precursor...