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

The Craft of Use Book and Soundtrack

  • June 06, 2014

The Craft of Use Book includes eighteen images and excerpts of interviews from the Local Wisdom project, in which Kate Fletcher has gathered stories from the public of how they use their garments in resourceful and satisfying ways. The soundtrack has been created by Angus Carlyle using...

Sabrina Mahfouz closes the Craft of Use event

  • June 04, 2014

Poet Sabrina Mahfouz performed throughout the day out our event in March with work specially written in response to the ideas and practice of craft of use and notions of value, enoughness and fashion engagement. Her short readings quoting the public describing their use of clothing as captured over...

Creation Through Destruction Film

  • May 12, 2014

We are pleased to share the design work of Bob Ross, Nicolene McKenzie and Amy Jiang from Emily Carr University of Art + Design.  

Film Footage: Sabrina Mahfouz and Kate Fletcher opening the Craft of Use Event

  • May 12, 2014

To see more talks from the Craft of Use event visit the Local Wisdom Vimeo Channel. We'll have it all up this week. 

Local Wisdom on The Guardian Online

  • May 07, 2014

For a feature on the Local Wisdom project and craft of use practices, see Kate's recent piece on the Guardian Online.

A few images from the day...

  • April 04, 2014

It was a day of delight and an outpouring of creative energy. The Craft of Use event at London College of...


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