Portraits and stories from Melbourne and Wellington

In March 2013 we visited Australia and New Zealand and are happy to the share some of the stories and portraits gathered. 

Hosted by Massey University in Wellington and the Royal...

February 23, 2016

Design Work from Local Wisdom Partners

In 2012-2014 design work was developed by the seven partners of the Local Wisdom International Network with the aim of investigating, amplifying, and extending garment usership.

These designs have also been...

February 23, 2016

Announcing the Publication of the Craft of Use Book!

We're thrilled to announce that Kate Fletcher's book, Craft of Use; Post-Growth Fashion has been published by Routledge.

See detailed information on our page all about the book or check out the...

April 18, 2016

Welcome to the online home of the Craft of Use

Our aim in this exploration of resourceful garment practices is to challenge the dependency of the fashion industry on increasing ...

Grooming Tools

This range of objects was collected over the Local Wisdom Project. Over these years we gathered a whole host of the physical tools of garmen...

Land Rover Defender Stories of Use

Another manifestation of the Craft of Use explorations came out of a conversation between Kate Fletcher and Julian Allwood of the Department...

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