Cleo Sloggett’s project is based upon the experimental testing and manipulation of fabrics. The artist aimed to stretch, shrink, rip, sew and burn to find out how the appearance and nature of the fabrics would be altered. The open-ended project records the processes in many ways – drawing, photographing, filming. Sloggett made samples using latex, plaster, emulsions and wax, dyes, intending to make garments. In the end, amongst other things, the artist made a film which was projected onto a garment. By being open-minded and experimental, working with lots of different materials and mixing digital approaches with hands-on media, Sloggett’s outcome was personal, unexpected and exciting.
Sustainable clothing shop, Switch, shows audiences that shopping second-hand doesn’t have to be dreary or difficult, and helps save our planet.
“Within my work I empower designing for change.” Courtney Seymour designs a brand of chai tea that donates 25% of its profits to charity.