I, Kaatje van Wijk, graduated Fashion Design and find it terrible to see how the fashion industry is currently structured and what kind of damage it is causing to our world. The fast fashion industry is becoming more of a waste than a fashion industry where people are exploited under bad circumstances. It is therefore important for me to work in a sustainable way and to tackle this problem in a positive way.
I am currently working on my own developed design method where you can design your own existing garments. Think for example of putting on a garment differently or shaping it differently. What happens when you put your leg into the sleeve of your blouse? Or what happens when you wrap pants around your waist?
In the bigger picture, it is important to give you tools to redesign your own clothes so that everyone can and may continue to develop themselves. My project is a source of inspiration, I show how I apply my design method, give workshops so that I can also take you along in my method and give you back the power over your own closet.