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


The link between a person and a garment can never be planned for, but has lasting impact when a garment becomes a life-long companion. It reveals the potential for change in each individual and often marks that in the associations with a piece, for single, small actions can have big effects.

Scarf recovery

"In 1994 my husband was diagnosed by chance with cancer and had an operation and then his health insurer sent him on a course of treatment at a health resort, so we went together, I accompanied him. While we were at the health resort there was a workshop and I made this scarf there and that was in 1994, so it’s already quite old. And whenever I wear it I always think about how lucky my husband is to have got off relatively lightly and recovered from his illness."

Berlin - July 2010
Photograph by Stefan Rother

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