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

Open and Adjust

Garments can be reworked to meet changing needs. The knowledge and skills to open up a garment and adjust it to fit enrich and embolden society. They remind us about ingenuity and resourceful possibility and help replace consumption with action.

Skills learnt online

"I’m a wearing a dress that’s made with an extra large T-shirt [sewn together with] the the bottom of an actual dress I had at home saved. It didn’t fit me well… It was very large. I tried making it smaller on the top but it didn’t work out so I just cut the bottom off and attached it to the t-shirt… [I learned to sew] by myself by looking online and experimenting. Recently I also [took in] this jacket …it was really big."

San Francisco - July 2012
Photograph by Paige Green

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