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

Material resourcefulness

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.

Reclaimed yarn

"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