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.

Traveling companion

"My green cardigan I got […] a year ago during my first travel by myself around Europe… I went to Northern England… and while I was there I found this sweater in a second-hand store and fell in love with it and wore it the rest of the time throughout my travels. Then when I found myself in Berlin I was at a large [second hand] market… and I found this doily that was just laying in one of the boxes and I started talking to this women about it and she told me just to keep it and so I sewed the doily onto the back of the sweater… and it’s become my second skin and it just reminds me of my first travel that kind of helped me to grow up."

San Francisco - April 2011
Photograph by Paige Green

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