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.


"I’m in all second hand… I am a huge advocate for second hand. From the last 2 years, I am proud to say, I haven’t bought anything new at all… it’s the only story I ever want to tell. I love the men’s section of ‘Value Village’… I always find really nice beautiful things that women don’t think of looking for…"

Vancouver - January 2013
Photograph by Jeremy Calhoun