Own a Sewing Machine or Zero Waste Daniel's Review

in art •  5 months ago

Before beginning this post about fashion, I think that you should own (or have access to) a sewing machine

Yesterday I went to the "Zollamt" to get my Zero Waste Daniel's parcel from the USA.

The torn piece of paper, on which Daniel had written a small note, produced a warm feeling in me. It's raining and cold in Berlin.

My style spans streetwear, high-tech textile and queer maker lifestyle. I completely disagree with Karl Lagerfeld who said, "Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life, so you bought some sweatpants." Fashion is about fluid body movements and DIY processes.

A DIY approach is an efficient way to track the production process, and learn how things are done in order to improve them. I support designers who produce a positive environmental and social impact. That's why I bought this during the Black Friday sales black jogger made by Zero Waste Daniel "composed of 100% scrap material and using a technique called reroll". Each piece is different, I didn't know exactly how my jogger would be.

I enjoy studying and experimenting with new techniques. I bought this clothing because I became curious about how this piece is made. It seems that the fragments -that are stitched together to form the fabric- are attached with a overlock machine, the one that is usually used for sweatpants.

Although the effect produced by the diversity of the fragments is marvelous, my first observation is that the jogger is not suitable for sensitive skin. The large amounts of inside seams and the diversity of fabric scraps produce uncomfortable frictions. Something else bothers me: some fragments are not beautifully placed. A small triangle made of a slightly more reflective fabric is situated right in my buttcrack. I love the idea of being ridiculous. But it has to be wilder and more outrageous.

Additionally, the jogger has an important manufacturing defect: the front left pocket hasn't been sewn. I can correct it, or I can choose to leave it open. This is interesting if I need to access my naked skin.

Well, despite the negative aspects, this sweatpant is worth giving my full support. Daniel disseminates dreams of an alternative production process. Imagination is necessary to foster dissident actions. The concept and the product manufacturing just need improvements, which can only happen with the support of a collectivity. I see here an analogy with the STEEM situation. Decentralized social networks are the future, and this will happen with our present cooperative efforts.


Here are my recent posts:

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Art Is Like a Breathing Rhythm

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This is interesting if I need to access my naked skin

😂😂😂 you're really had that artistic idea too @enbyx 😉 I enjoy reading your post. So you mutilate the sweatpants and then turn it into a jogger 😉 has it finished yet? Because I didn't see the final result... or you still thinking about what picture you'd put on the clothes😊 interesting!

Found your post through @brittandjosie entry post in the pay it forward contest this week, thanks for sharing 👍

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Glad you appreciate the humour. I usually make jokes that nobody finds funny :D
But the jogger is made by Zero Waste Daniel. Not me! As I explained, it received it from the US: Zero Waste Daniel. Furthermore I sew too... and will soon share it on Steem. Do you like to craft or make art?

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I always read through to find hidden jokes in the post 😉 I thought that you just "mutilate" it and do something with it 😂 I never try to make anything with my hand because it will slip away from my hand due to my impatient habit, but my hubby is.
I like creative people @enbyx 😉 I enjoy reading or watching other's work.

Amazing post! I have always hated wasting scraps of fabric when sewing or altering clothing. I'd love to see some sort of tutorial on how to arrange scraps to make a new roll of fabric - something I've thought of doing before.

I found you thanks to @brittandjosie's entry into the Pay It Forward Curation Contest. Keep up the great work. I got here too late for an upvote, but I'll go and upvote another of your posts.

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Do the tutorial and share it with us :D

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Perhaps once we get moved. I'm not really able to use my sewing machine at the moment...

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I wish you a lot of craft inspiration in your new place.

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Love it fashionable and no waste, whats not to like. We all are way to consumer driven as if our time is soooooo precious but if we all take time to do our bit it adds up

@brittandjosie brought me here with her @pifc nomination

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Hi @checkohler, yes i agree that the time factor is relevant. I wonder how we value time and what is "precious" as you say... The FAST-fashion industry is not a sustainable solution. My dream is to invite people to make their own t-shirt and to comprehend the "real" manufacturing time. The idea is simple: consuming less and supporting responsible brands that clearly demonstrate ecological and social positive impacts.

Love this post @enbyx, and your sense of style :) When I was in university, many years ago haha, the girls who started wearing sweats every day, certainly lost their girlish figure during the process ;) There's something to say about losing control for sure! I love the whole "zero waste" thing though...a lot!!

I found your post because @brittandjosie featured you in her Pay it Forward Curation Contest entry; feel free to join us with an entry of your own sometime!

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Hi @lynncoyle, you are right, sweatpants go beyond gender binary. And I love it! I am planning to offer marvelous genderless fashion soon.
What did you study in university?

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That sounds great! Good for you :) I studied many years ago, taught high school for years, owned a restaurant for a bit, and now took early retirement and my husband and I relocated to Mexico:) I'm 53, so university was ... oh man...about 30 ago. Hadn't put that together until this very moment haha

That is a interesting post about well some old pants that are new to you. Was a god little read glad @brittandjosie featured you in the Pay it Forward Contest

Hi dear I want to tell you I love sewing so a must that sewing machine.
We would love to have you join @needleworkmonday or # needlework on what ever day of the week. Wouldnt we @crosheille

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Hi! Happy to browse the links you shared. OK i follow @needleworkmonday :)

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Great, they are really great and I love to be part of them to. They even have a Discord ! @crosheille can you sent an invite please 😉

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Hello @enbyx! Yes we would definitely love to have you join us! Thanks for extending the invitation @brittandjosie! I enjoyed reading your post. I am a beginning sewer but mainly crochet everything! The needlework community loves Upcycle projects so I admire how you study and experiment with materials.

Every Monday we get together to share our work, ideas, inspirations, patterns, shortcuts you name it! On Monday’s please use the #needleworkmonday tag and on all other days please use just #needlework so we can find and support you. We love seeing projects come to life and going on the journey with you so no need to wait till it’s done to post.

Here’s the link to the our Discord group.

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For instructions on how to join please see the end of this post!

I hope to see you around! 👋🏽

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Hi @crosheille, I enjoy crochet too <3 Thank you for your interest.
I usually don't follow a pattern and go freestyle. I make masks and other accesories for my live performances. Here or here are links to my recent work.
I will follow your #needleworkmonday project!

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That’s awesome and great to know! I give mad respect to freestylers...it’s not always an easy thing to do and you never know what the end result will be. But that’s the fun of it too.

Thank you for sharing the links and thank you for the follow! Your work is very expressive...I see the crochet!!

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Yes you are right, the fun is about being completely lost, and not knowing the result.
Cheers!

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Exactly! 🎉

Really cool, @enbyx ! I love your philosophy towards zero waste ! I think a lot of people are very wasteful in the world and they don't really realize that it creates such strain on the planet... Gorgeous post <3 I love it !

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As an artist I think that it matters to think about how we produce things... It's also important to think about it on a small scale!
This is why I love (analog) drawing... It's a medium that uses poor means of production <3


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Nice!

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Nice!