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

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.

Low-cost satisfaction

"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