World 36, Exploration C

Samples of darned patches and patching materials.

Mending Patches – Sans Soucie Studio: pre-consumer hosiery + sock waste

The year is 2024 in World 36 and signature mending patches from rising mending studios become the biggest trend in the sustainable fashion – mending and repair movement. These patches will not only be coveted as a fashion accessory but it will also viewed as collectible surface design embellishment. Enthusiasts, makers, menders, artists, DIYers, activists, etc. will all contribute to the growing movement of mending patches but it will be the mending studios that will serve as a guiding light and inspiration to all those who are looking to regenerate agency, preserve resources and skillsets needed to interpret the stories told through the act of mending and repair.

This Exploration was contributed by Katherine Soucie (located in the UK/Canada), developed from a World contributed by Sara E. Bernat, using a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence which allows others to share and adapt the work in any medium and for any purpose, providing that they credit the authors and share their material using the same Creative Commons licence.

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Published by Amy Twigger Holroyd

explorer of Fashion Fictions