Can one garment save the world?
Easy Piece was born out of fashion frustration, when Runa Juhanisdotter decided to make a pattern of Easy Piece open source and invite people to a creative, experimental collaboration, investigating how fashion could be transformed. Easy Piece is beyond fashion and trends. Inclusive, honest and friendly. Based on one simple pattern that can be tweaked and hacked to boost everybody’s personal preferences, without disrespecting lives and resources on the planet. Processes that unite, not divide, and create meaning and common prosperity.
The Easy Piece Collaboratory is a four-day festival and exhibition filled with workshops, discussions, music, wearable art and more. It is a collaboration between Fiberspace, Runa Juhanisdotter and slow creations. All environmentally-conscious textile-lovers are invited to take part. The festival is free of charge!
Thursday December 5th (17-20)
Opening of the exhibition, including a presentation of Easy Piece Collaboratory and the Easy Piece concept by the creator Runa Juhanisdotter together with slow creations at 18.30. Easy Pieces made by different participating artists and makers will be shown.
Friday December 6th (12-18)
Open workshop – pieces for a collaborative Easy Piece will be created live in different techniques (textile print, embroidery, natural dyeing). All ages welcome!
Saturday December 7th (12-20)
Easy Piece making – sewing together of one or more Easy Pieces, by hand and sewing machine. Panel talk moderated by Marcia Harvey Isaksson on the topic “Can one garment save the world?”, with the goal of sparking a discussion about the negative impacts of and solutions to fast fashion and open opportunities for slower, more sustainable, ethical and inclusive processes and hence help save the world! This will be followed by a walking show where the pieces will be donned by their creators. A delicious vegetable soup will be served to the beats of DJ:a gilbert play.
Sunday December 8th (12-16)
Final day of the exhibition and festival. The collaborative Easy Piece made on-site will be displayed.