Skills of resourcefulness
Creative activists contribute greatly to society through innovation and experiment, taking on projects that fail to hit the radar of conventional industry. Their work is a training ground for new practices, for trialling novel approaches and reviving old skills that promote alternative ideas about fashion provision and consumption.
"These pants, I got at a thrift store for like four dollars. These kind of are replacing an old pair of engineer’s striped pants I used to wear all the time. So finding these was really exciting. …And my t-shirt, I made the other morning before I left the house to go do my errands; I just bought a bunch of new fabric to sew some new wardrobe stuff. And I just whipped it up, um pretty quick. After I made it I just wore it day and night. I slept in it and just kept wearing if for like days, probably like four days and I haven’t stained it yet which is a miracle for a white t-shirt… Because I’ll wear a white t-shirt for five minutes and it will have a stain."
San Francisco - July 2012
Photograph by Paige Green