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Keeping clothes in use.

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Repair is the simplest strategy to keep garments in use and out of landfill. Repair fits into a larger ecology of garment lifetime extension strategies that encompasses complementary methods of remodelling, remaking, repurposing and recirculating garments. These are the actions consumers can take to live sustainable fashion. Often, engagement with sustainable fashion is only associatedRead more

Fashion. Craft. Repair

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10 – 25 October 2020 Fashion. Craft. Repair. explores the intersection of contemporary craft and fashion practice through the lens of garment repair. Repair is one method of extending the life and use of garments, a factor that is critical to achieving environmentally sustainable outcomes within fashion. It is being undertaken in various ways: byRead more

Phd thesis available online

This website documents the outcomes of my PhD thesis which is now available through the RMIT Library Research Repository. The thesis is titled, The Living Wardrobe: fashion design for an extended garment lifetime. The abstract reads as below: This research explores garment design for extended use by re-evaluating its potential to enable practices of sustainabilityRead more

Adjusting the cowl skirt

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Small adjustments to the fit of the waist of the skirt can be made by moving the buttons and press studs (snaps) on the side front of the skirt. Additional adjustment can be made by unpicking the waistband along the contrast stitching (white), opening the waistband and letting out or taking in the centre backRead more

Slow Fashion Lab exhibition

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An outfit from The Living Wardrobe will be on display in the Slow Fashion Studio that complements theFast Fashion: the dark side of fashion exhibition at RMIT Gallery in Melbourne. Read more about it at The Age: Sustainable style: Could slow fashion improve your health?Read more

Layered Top replacement cuff tutorial

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I have developed a simple pattern you can draw yourself to replace the cuffs on the bolero cardi in the layered top. Changing the cuffs when they wear out means you wont have to buy a new cardi.Read more