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.

Carry the revolution

"This shawl’s from Mexico from my great grandmother. But its actually what they wore traditionally in Mexico [in my grandmother’s time], high class, middle class, low class, everybody has a rebozo. And it was passed down to me recently. It’s made with ikat technique, dyed with natural indigo. It’s in perfect condition for being over a hundred years old… You would wear this in the revolution in Mexico… to carry your guns or to carry your children. There’s a way to tie it –there’s many ways to tie this – to can carry things…"

New York - January 2013
Photograph by Ellinor Stigle