WORKS > Wardrobe works, ongoing

I attempt a zero harm wardrobe. I sew and knit my clothes, often from recycled fabrics or yarns from local farms. I thrift my clothes. I mend the clothes I already have. I overdye or alter clothing items that fall out of use so that they become part of my wardrobe again. I choose all natural materials so that they can be composted at the end of their lifecycle. These small acts infuse my clothing with meaning and make every item of clothing last for years. In this way I minimize my participation in the ecological and cultural damage of fast fashion and excessive clothing waste.

Farm to Sweater sweater
Handmade. Local Materials. Known Origins. Long Worn. Undyed & Naturally dyed. Compostable.
2016
Hat I
Handmade. Recycled materials (yarn from unraveling a thrifted sweater). Compostable.
2016
Mitts I
Handmade. Local Materials. Compostable.
2016
Mitts II (palms)
Handmade. Local Materials. Known Origins. Undyed. Mended.
2016
Mitts II (tops)
Handmade. Local Materials. Known Origins. Undyed. Mended.
2015
T shirt underwear
Handmade. Recycled materials (unwanted tee shirts).
2017
Socks I
Handmade. Local Materials. Naturally Dyed. Compostable.
2016
Socks II
Long Worn. Mended.
2016
Canadian Pullover
Handmade. Known origins. Local materials (yarn from Lickety Spit Fibre Farm in Ontario). Undyed. Compostable.
2017
Lake Ontario Sweater
Handmade. Long Worn. Compostable.
2016
Red Sweater
Handmade. Long Worn. Compostable.
2016
Barn Sweater
Handmade. Long Worn. Compostable.
2017
Cashmere Cardigan
Thrifted. Long Worn. Mended. Compostable.
2016
Jeans I, back
Thrifted. Long Worn. Mended.
2016
Jeans I, back detail
Thrifted. Long Worn. Mended.
2016
Jeans I, front
Thrifted. Long Worn. Mended.
2016
Jeans II
Thrifted. Long Worn. Mended.
2016
Jeans II, detail
Thrifted. Long Worn. Mended.
2016
Jeans III
Thrifted. Long worn. Mended.
2017
Hot Pants
Handmade.
2016
Linen shirt I
Long Worn. Dyed to extend wear. Compostable.
2016
Linen shirt II
Handmade. Compostable.
2016
Striped Shirt I
Thrifted. Long Worn. Mended. Compostable.
2016
Striped shirt II
Altered to extend wear. Long Worn. Compostable.
2016
Lounge pants
Thrifted. Altered. Long Worn.
2016
Sleeveless shirt II
Handmade. Long Worn. Compostable.
2016