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

Action Tools

The tools of use become an extension of our creative expression and shape our engagement with the world. Courtesy of simple or sophisticated technology, they open up alternative pathways of action.

Virtues of the safety pin

"The red dress was a little too short off the rack and it already had two nice little layers and I thought it would make sense to buy some fabric from the fabric store and add another one… to make it longer because it wasn’t long enough for me. And the top of the dress, it was a little too low cut, so I just pinned a scarf in it…"

Marin City - July 2012
Photograph by Paige Green