Archive for July, 2012

Scale, Fashion and Sustainability

In the barn-conference space at the recent MEND*RS symposium nestled in the age-old Lake District hills and with families of swallows nesting overhead, I was struck by how important scale is to sustainability. Listening to Tom of Holland talk about his on-going mending project for which he darns, knits and overstitches to add physical robustness and aesthetic character to loved but failing clothes, I saw clearly how strikingly understandable – and beautiful – sustainability is at the micro scale.  [Read More]

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Announcing two new Local Wisdom community photoshoots!

The Local Wisdom project goes Stateside to record the ‘Craft of Use’ in San Francisco over the weekend of 21 & 22 July! We are gathering stories about how you wear you clothes and want to take your portrait! On Saturday 21st, we will be in the Mission District at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. On Sunday 22nd, we will be in Marin City at the Recreation Center at 630 Drake Avenue. Come and join us!

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