Slow Fashion Part One — Meet Felicia Semple
By the time you read this, Ligature Journal Issue One should be (almost) at the printers. If we had the time, we would feel very excited! What we do have time for is introducing another big section of the journal — the ‘Slow Fashion’ feature.
We are very lucky that Australian craft activist Felicia Semple has taken time out of her very busy life to write for us. Her thoughtful piece explores both a definition of Slow Fashion, and the implications of this increasingly widespread movement for both consumers and creators of fashion.
Felicia Semple is well-known within the crafting world through ‘The Craft Sessions’, which is a virtual home for her blog and the actual home of her inspirational annual retreats. Her eloquent writing often explores the way hand-crafting garments can lead to a greater understanding of the true value – and cost– of what we wear. Not content just to inspire, she is also the instigator of ‘Stash Less’, a challenge to practice mindful consumption that has been taken up by makers worldwide.
Come back next week to meet three talented Australian fashion designers who have responded to the ideas of Slow Fashion in three very different, but very inspiring ways.