Skills of resourcefulness
Creative activists contribute greatly to society through innovation and experiment, taking on projects that fail to hit the radar of conventional industry. Their work is a training ground for new practices, for trialling novel approaches and reviving old skills that promote alternative ideas about fashion provision and consumption.
Piece and pattern
"My step grandmother that I never met passed away… they were getting rid of all of her clothes… and there was this giant Mumu [dress] in her closet. The edges aren't finished, it is not serged [overlocked] or anything. So it turned out that she’d made it because I later found the pattern for it, and took that as well. I will make more of these dresses…"
Vancouver - January 2013
Photograph by Jeremy Calhoun