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 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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