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

My Community

In smaller communities people can more easily see the effects of their own actions on each other and the environment. They can also better understand the ramifications of their choices; allowing them to take responsbility for them. Expressing community through our garment choices sews the seeds of a new type of self-reliance in fashion based on connection to people and place.

A real preference for alternatives

"I guess I dress pretty typical for this area. I like vintage clothing. Mainly for financial reasons. In San Francisco people wear a lot of it along with flannel and tight fitting jeans."

San Francisco - July 2012
Photograph by Paige Green