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.

When to stop using it

“The jacket’s my dad’s. He passed away six years ago… and it’s been with me [since]. Its unfortunately starting to fall apart. So I’m kind of getting worried about it. I’m just not sure if I should keep wearing it… Is this the winter that I need to get a different coat because I don’t want to wreck this one anymore? It kind of feels like, it sounds silly, …like he’s watching over me when I’ve got the coat, its kind of like you’ve got this cloak…”

London - December 2012
Photograph by Tim Mitchell

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