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.
"My mum made this hoody. I bought this yarn and I wanted to try to knit… but I can’t really… I made a scarf but it didn’t look good so I never wore it and my mum used the yarn [to knit] this. It didn’t take long for her… just one day."
San Francisco - April 2011
Photograph by Paige Green