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.

Skilling up

“This top made from the first pattern that I ever made and it’s made from an old tablecloth that I found in a charity shop. It’s a new step for me… doing my own thing with it.”

Dublin - April 2012
Photograph by Des Moriarty