make/use: zero-waste fashion you can make yourself

11 July - 8 August 2015

Exhibition @ Objectspace

From 11 July until August 8, the Make/Use project was on display at Objectspace Gallery in Ponsonby, Auckland. The Objectspace exhibition presented the current stage of the research into development of the Make/Use user-centred system, illustrated through a collection of seven garment designs.

Each garment has a few simple variables embedded into the one pattern, which can combine to create numerous permutations of the design. The level of complexity of the garment construction can be set by the maker, making the system accessible for beginners while also offering more challenging modifications for experts.

Over four weeks the Make/Use design team will be working in the gallery designing and making zero waste garments and leading weekend workshops that engage participants with the practical application of the zero waste garment concept.

Through encouraging visitors and participants, including novice sewers, to make their own simple but experimental garments, Make/Use hopes to assist others to re-evaluate their understanding of making, wearing, modifying and designing clothing.


...create clothing that better serves both the user and the environment.

- Holly McQuillan

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