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

Intensive Use

Some garments are worn almost daily. They become both a backdrop to - and practical facilitator of - our lives and reflect true resourcefulness. Their features speak of an ethic of extended iterative use.

Quality appeal

“This jacket is second hand, super well-kept. Just feel the wool… it’s amazing. It wasn’t that expensive. I’ve been wearing it like every second day since I got it. And it’s the best shape of anything I’ve ever had. So I love it. You know the funny thing is, it’s kind of short. You know the woman it was sold for was much shorter than me I’m sure. During the Winter I was wearing it with long gloves...”

Oslo - March 2012
Photograph by Kristin von Hirsch