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

Flexible Thinking

Wearing the same piece but with with a fluid attitude of openness and flexibility can find novelty in new places. The garment itself stays the same, but the rules and roles of wearing it are re-interpreted. Use is intensified; resources are saved; individuality is reclaimed.

Hanging ends

"This [sweater] is something I made … I had amassed these various colours and I thought I’ll make an entire sweater, like a camouflage but not. Normally the ends get worked in nicely and typically it would be showing the smooth side and be all neat but I decided to keep it with the ends hanging. I was on the commuter bus one morning wearing it and this very nicely-dressed gentleman said to me (whispers) ‘you’ve put your sweater on inside out!’ and I said ‘oh no, it’s ok’ and he turned all red. I wear it both ways."

Marin City - July 2012
Photograph by Paige Green