Activating Disruptive Fashion Modes and Practices

I make therefore I am

Sustainable fashion researchers, designers and writers have dealt at length with making and using clothes in more sustainable ways[i], and have documented how making is a joyful, convivial activity[ii]. There … Continue reading

April 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Disrupting Fashion through Making Together

We are still metabolising all the insights from the seminar we ran at BITZ, Unibz FabLab, in December 2017, as the closing event of the ‘Make Yourself…’ makespace and pop-up … Continue reading

March 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

Seminar – Disruptive Fashion Practices

A Seminar: Disrupting Fashion Modes: Future Goals, Strategies and Practice A seminar focusing on disruptive modes of creating clothing that contest the wasteful, socially unjust practices of the mainstream fashion industry. … Continue reading

December 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Make Yourself… an outfit together

Today we had the third day of our Make Yourself… event at BITZ, unibz fablab. The overall theme was dresses, shirts and ponchos, with people taking inspiration from the materials … Continue reading

December 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Make Yourself… warm!

The second day of our makerspace at BITZ, unibz fablab, started with the theme of making garments and accessories to keep warm – scarves, mittens and hats – using old … Continue reading

December 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Make Yourself… a bag and a smile

The first day of the Christmas fashion makerspace and pop-up shop attracted a good mix of locals and migrants gathered around the sewing machines. I introduced a triangular bag template … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

‘Weaving the Threads’ is exhibited in the USA

It is a thrill for me to see that my social innovation research project “Weaving the Threads” conducted with textile artisans in Cape Town is currently part of the show … Continue reading

December 9, 2016 · Leave a comment