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.

Teddy bear accessory

"I brought my genuine teddy bear fur coat. I traded in a pair of Doc Martins for this coat and I haven’t even felt the cold... I always buy things second hand but I trade when I can. Sometimes they don’t want what I got (laughs). And I also like things that don’t require me to bring a lot of accessories… I like how this already has a hood to it… I don’t have to bring a hat. I always loose those."

New York - January 2013
Photograph by Ellinor Stigle