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

Transfer of Ownership

Giving a garment to someone else is sometimes a straightforward and spontaneous act. At other times a transfer of ownership is more circuitous. Periods of overlapping ownership often intensify resource use and stud a garment’s story with memories.

Clothing for shoes

"My little skirt (this is not that little!) is from my friend. It used to be her dress when she was a little girl, and then she changed it into a skirt. I was really jealous because it was so beautiful and you couldn't really get it anywhere because it was something that she made and transformed. And once I ended up buying a pair of shoes, they were a little too big on me, and they ended up fitting on her so we were able to swap. Clothing for shoes."

Vancouver - January 2013
Photograph by Jeremy Calhoun