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Mend! : a refashioning manual and manifesto / Kate Sekules.

Sekules, Kate, (author.).

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  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fertile Public Library 646.3 SEK (Text) 33500013282553 New Checked out 10/09/2020
Moorhead Public Library 646.3 SEK (Text) 33500013282546 New Checked out 10/08/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780143135005
  • ISBN: 0143135007
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
"A guide to the art, history, and politics of visible mending--at once a practical instruction guide for techniques, a statement on the beauty of repairing and reimagining clothes, and a manifesto against fast fashion. Part manifesto, part how-to, this book persuasively calls for a new way of thinking and handling clothes, flying in the face of the supposedly life-changing magic of throwing them away. Kate Sekules's message is simple: If your sweater gets a hole in it, don't discard it--mend it! Changing the way we dress is easier and cheaper than we think, and with enthusiasm and wit, Sekules shows you how to fix your garments and make your wardrobe more interesting with visible mending techniques, and help save the planet (and your soul) in the process. The environmental and human impacts of our clothing consumer habits cannot be overstated. When we continually buy and discard clothes, we are contributing to pollution, exploitation, and the waste of natural resources. Instead, we should be buying less and better, swapping, embracing vintage, and of course, mending. Sharp and incredibly timely, Mend! is a push for a slow fashion revolution in which we stop to think critically about what we buy, where it comes from, who makes it, and what it is doing to the environment, and is simultaneously a fun, crafty manual that will inspire readers to roll up their (freshly mended) sleeves and get creative, share their designs, and form radical creative communities to change closets, lives, and the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Author Notes

Kate Sekules is a writer, clothes historian, mender and mending educator. A leading light in the visible mending movement, she has shown her work and taught the techniques and history of repair in universities, museums, and symposia, including New York University, Parsons, the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Textile Arts Center, RISD Museum, Columbia University Chicago, the Costume Society of America, the Textile Society of America, and the UK Association of Dress Historians. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Vogue, Harper&;s Bazaar, The New Yorker, The Guardian, The New York Times, and academic journals. She is a PhD candidate in material culture at the Bard Graduate Center, New York; holds a masters degree in Costume Studies from NYU, and runs the Menders Directory on her website visiblemending.com. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

Subject: Clothing and dress > Repairing.
Clothing and dress > Remaking.
Clothing and dress > Remaking.
Clothing and dress > Repairing.

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