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What might #fashion look like if an honouring of people and nature were at its heart? Join us at #C…

What might #fashion look like if an honouring of people and nature were at its heart? Join us at #C…

International Tales of the Craft of Use May 23, 2013 by rmallinson Photography by Paul Allister except for bottom left by Ellinor Stigle and bottom right by Sean Michael Local Wisdom, the ongoing fashion research project exploring post-growth fashion and the ‘craft of use ’ has just finished another year of global activity in which it gathered over four hundred portraits and stories from the public about ways in which garments are used. These ‘use practices’, captured in nine countries, show that many resourceful and satisfying ways of living and engaging with fashion are already known to us. The hundreds of tales and practices of garment use bring to life the realisation that whilst garments are sold as products; we live them as a process. And to use them ‘well’ we need to design for, and finesse, the underlying conditions that foster the skills of ‘user-ship’ not just ow...

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