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

Kate Fletcher speaking about the Craft of Use at Parsons

  • November 29, 2012

As part of a presentation on Alternative Fashion Systems, Local Wisdom originator, Kate Fletcher will talk about the craft of use at Parsons the New School of Design on Thursday 11th October at 6pm. See you there...!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • November 29, 2012

Frequently Asked Questions Q: What are the images and stories about how we use things used for? We use the information we gather to inspire alternative ways of thinking about and creating fashion. It is part of a fashion research project led by the Centre for Sustainable Fashion at the London College...

Kolding Photo Shoot

  • November 29, 2012

The photo shoot at the Kolding School of Design on the 6th of September kicked off the Danish leg of the Local Wisdom project. These photos and stories are now live on throughout the site. See a gallery of images here.   Some excerpts of craft uses gathered: "...This shirt...

Kate Fletcher to talk about Local Wisdom at Washington University in St Louis

  • November 29, 2012

Wednesday 19th September: Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts part of Washington University in St Louis, Missouri. Kate Fletcher to give a public lecture as part of the Washington University Evening Lecture Series. She will talk about Local Wisdom, the ‘craft of use’ and inter-connected...

Bay Area, California: Local Wisdom Photoshoot

  • September 12, 2012

In July we squeezed in two community photoshoots with our partner institution California College of the Arts (CCA). Local Wisdom's CCA lead researcher, Lynda Grose and her team set up the first shoot in the Mission District of SF and the second in Marin City. Both...


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