Garments are fusions of materials and energy brought to the body in myriad configurations, yet the dominant force in fashion, consumerism, tends to value only a narrow spectrum of fashion activity. The practices of material resourcefulness broaden this view and show a burgeoning testing ground of an alternative flows of fibre, fabric and product.
Whipped it up
"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…"
San Francisco - July 2012
Photograph by Paige Green