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Buy Less, Choose Well, Make it Last


The wise words of Vivienne Westwood


As a materials-focussed designer I am interested in the human perception of material values and am currently researching how our mindset affects the material choices we make as humans and how we use and interact with our materials and belongings.

My Grandparents taught us great lessons about this. Constantly instilling in us the value of ‘things’. The value of materials and making. We were taught to respect and cherish our precious belongings and to mend and repair rather than throw things away. Disposability wasn’t part of their culture. My Grandparents were constantly repairing, recycling, re-purposing, re-using and composting. It seems the war-time generation had a lot to teach us about living within our boundaries and limitations, finite resources and the value of things.


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