In a special #TRAIDtalks for Secondhandfirst Week 2015 CSFer, researcher, design activist and sustainability consultant Professor Kate Fletcher will be at Traid’s Shepherd’s Bush shop to talk about her Craft of Use work.
The Craft of Use is the cultivated, ordinary and ingenious ideas and practices that promote satisfying and resourceful use of garments; presenting them as an alternative, dynamic, experiential frame with which to articulate and foster sustainability in the fashion sector.
Kate will provide a broad imagining of sustainability in fashion that gives attention to tending and wearing garments; that favours their use as much as their creation and offer a diversified view of fashion beyond the market and the market’s purpose and reveals fashion provision and expression in a world not dependent on continuous consumption.
Drawing from stories and portrait photography that document the ways in which members of the public from across three continents use their clothes, and the work of seven international design teams seeking to amplify these use practices and present a changed social narrative for fashion, born out of ideas of satisfaction and interdependence, of action, knowledge and human agency, that glimpses fashion post-growth.
The event starts at 7pm and Tuesday 24th November. For tickets please click here.