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The Knowledge of Use
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

Out of a personal interest in fashion and a sense of responsibility for the planet I live on, this thesis aims to encourage young adults to use their garments for longer, or more formally stated in the research question: “How can fashion be used as a sustainable tool?” Such tools have taken different forms and shapes and aimed to have facilitated teenagers to see fashion beyond consumption. It has allowed pupils at a local school in Växjö to wonder about habits of usership instead of ownership. Our habits of wasting away materials without considering where is away, has driven irreversible changes, and fashion industry has much to account for it. However, I argue that fashion has to be considered for its materialities, physical and nonphysical materials, such as clothing, expression and unlimited uses. Therefore, one has to develop usership skills, which through time, will allow clothing to show its resilience, values, shapes and needs. The practice, based on interviews and workshops, explores how young adults, the next generation of consumers, can inquire into future scenarios of their own garments, wondering new possibilities by acknowledging the system they are in. Therefore, the knowledge of use is a tool that facilitates one to be more attentive, inquisite and reflective with its garments, aiming at building lasting relationships with clothing.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 32
Keywords [en]
fashion, fast fashion, young adults, clothing, knowledge of use, usership, tools.
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-76436OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-76436DiVA, id: diva2:1225429
Subject / course
Design
Educational program
Design + Change, 180 hp
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(English)
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Available from: 2018-07-05 Created: 2018-06-27 Last updated: 2018-07-05Bibliographically approved

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