26 Jan '13, 4pm

Local Wisdom in NYC

Nearly 30 percent of the average person’s closet sits unused and unworn for at least a year, resulting in $50 billion worth of neglected garments going to waste, according to Fletcher. A growing number of iconoclasts, however, are eschewing the fast-fashion lifestyle for “alternative fashion experiences,” including clothing swaps and inventive alterations, to “champion the craft of use above the constant thrill of purchase.” A growing number of iconoclasts have decided to champion the craft of use above the constant thrill of purchase. These are the people Fletcher wants to talk to. “This project celebrates the people who are finding riches and abundance within the limits of the stuff they already own,” she says. “In tough economic times many are questioning whether our thirst for material goods is actually making us happy. Evidence suggests that it can actually undermine ...

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/have-a-garment-with-a-story-part...

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