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.

Societal values

"My jewellery is made entirely with recycled materials which I’ve worked with for 23 years, [starting] when working with like recycled materials and trash was somewhat embarrassing. Most of my work is made out of recycled tin cans… I feel like the packaging of our consumer society reflects that values of our society."

San Francisco - April 2011
Photograph by Paige Green

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