Sustainable Fashion Project
Athens, Greece 2018-2019
Creative Reuse is a convergence between arts, fashion, sustainability and community in Athens, Greece. The project fosters a social and creative network through weekly skill shares in textile alteration, sewing, design and embellishment and a monthly clothing swap. An ongoing platform for creative expression through individual designs and developing meaningful ways to present sustainable alternatives to fast fashion to a larger audience.
This project brings together methodology and theory in creative reuse as a means of addressing waste, pollution and exploitation in the global textile industry. The goal is to foster a social support network to share skills in textile arts from a diverse range of cultural traditions, disseminate best practices in creative reuse and recycling textile waste, educational outreach and social interventions to call attention to the importance of living more sustainable lives
A partnership between Victoria Square Project and Khora Freeshop is a a chance for people to share their talents, creativity and resilience. The project harnesses the possibility for greater collectivity through communication and care, in an increasingly polarized political and economic moment. With tensions created through perceived scarcity of resources and lack of economic opportunities, the creative reuse project engages in imaginative and restorative ways of being together. The project is a form of action which positively affects entrenched social structures and is developing the network of relations and methodology for a sustainable collaborative future.
Second Sunday Swap at Victoria Square Project
editing, video and sound: maria juliana byck
additional photographs: dorothea kritikou