The Practices Of Use
The Book

What if we pay attention to tending and wearing garments? What if we favour their use as much as their creation? The Craft of Use – the satisfying and resourceful ideas and practices associated with using clothes – changes the way we think about care for the future in unprecedented, profound ways. For what the craft of use represents is compelling possibilities and practicalities for fashion mainly within the clothes we already have. Use is not dependent on producing and consuming more. It takes its bearings from the skills, practices and ideas of tending and wearing, in the context of real lives. The craft of use is a glimpse of fashion not dependent on a growth economy or rising consumption alone.