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.

Buckle cover

"This bag resurfaced in my life about year ago I guess, it sort of just tumbled out of the closet. And I immediately fell in love with it. It is one of my mom’s original business suitcases… there’s this business card of hers, that’s in it. …It fits everything perfectly. Fits in my bike basket. I also have this handmade strap-padding thing, because I was getting back problems. So this helps a lot and also covers up [the buckle] which catches my hair…"

Vancouver - January 2013
Photograph by Jeremy Calhoun