Experimental Slow Clothing Project
This two year project explores alternatives to the waste, exploitation and disempowerment of fast fashion. According to Textile Beat's Jane Milburn, Australasians are the second-largest fibre consumers in the world after north Americans, with the dominant material being manmade fibres derived from petrolium. The Slow Clothing Project showcased maker stories, upcycling initiatives and guidelines for making sustainable choices.
Kwokka took part in the SC Project, with extracts of Nicola's PhD research and project garments featured in the book Slow Clothing: Finding meaning in what we wear (J.Milburn). The book was launched in Sydney by ABC-TV’s War on Waste crusader Craig Reucassel, who revealed 6000kg of textiles are going to landfill every 10 minutes in Australia.
As part of the Slow Clothing Movement, workshops and talks around Australia in 2017 presented issues on ethical, environmentally conscious and sustainable clothing choices to local groups, with Nicola organising SW sector.