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

The Craft of Use Event

  • March 01, 2014

The date is almost upon us for our special event of dialogue and practice exploring the 'craft of use' and post growth fashion.   This event is fully booked but you can visit the eventbrite page to add your name...

Portraits and stories from Melbourne now up!

  • May 14, 2013

We are happy to share stories and portraits gathered during the recent photoshoot in Australia at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.  Full stories and portraits from Melbourne here. Thank you so much to our photographer, Paul Allister for capturing these...

Portraits and stories from New Zealand are now up!

  • May 09, 2013

Stories and images are now up online from our recent photoshoot in New Zealand organised by the Massey University team.  Here are some excerpts from stories of garment use collected on the day: "This is an old second-hand shirt, that I bought many years ago...

Thank you Wellington & Melbourne

  • March 27, 2013

Back in the UK after a brief but inspiring trip to the Antipodes. A huge thank you to all of those who participated in the Local Wisdom photoshoots in Wellington and Melbourne and to those who put so much effort into the setting up and running the linked events in both...

Melbourne Local Wisdom

  • March 18, 2013

The Local Wisdom project will be in Melbourne, Australia this Saturday, 23 March 2013 to gather more tales and images of the creative and ingenious practices associated with using garments. This will be the final shoot of a year of touring that has included Kolding, San Francisco, London, Vancouver, New York City and Wellington,...

New Zealand Local Wisdom Photoshoot in Wellington

  • March 07, 2013

Announcing the next Local Wisdom community photoshoot! On Saturday 16th March from 10-4pm, we will be in Wellington, New Zealand in collaboration with Massey University to capture the craft of use through a combination of images and stories. Come and share your tales of garment use!  Te Ara...


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