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

Transfer of Ownership

Giving a garment to someone else is sometimes a straightforward and spontaneous act. At other times a transfer of ownership is more circuitous. Periods of overlapping ownership often intensify resource use and stud a garment’s story with memories.

Slow exchange

"This is my surfing wetsuit. It was my brother’s before me. About a decade ago I didn’t have a winter suit and I couldn’t afford a new one and so I started off borrowing it and over the years, it’s been about ten years now, it’s kind of become mine."

London - January 2012
Photograph by Sean Michael