Collaborative clothing

Openwear is an open-source brand concept - A platform for experimenting agile fashion production, open source fashion, distributed fabrication and peer education.

Openwear is interested both in individual creativity and collective innovation. Individual creativity is a value at the core of the fashion system. Collective innovation is a shared attempt to change the mechanisms and processes into social and economical production.
The project was initially funded by EU from 2010 to 2012 but the original website is now available only on Internet Archive.

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Read the e-book

The research report of Openwear project was released in 2011 under Creative Commons to ignite discussions, actions and further researches about sustainability, sharing and micro-economies.

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Download pattern codes

Openwear community created a collaborative collection called Forward to Basics as the first common to be shared by its members. Patterns and istructions are downloadable and you can produce and sell the garments using Openwear open source brand.

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The designers' interview

In spring 2010 EDUfashion project invited 8 craftsmen and designers to take part ro the creation of the first Openwear Collaborative Collection. This video contains some impressions and conversations going on during those days.

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Openwear case study

Agents of Alternatives is an independently published open book exploring the visions, actions, tools and impacts of change agents, thinkers and ‘happeners’ (those who make things happen!) published in 2015 and containing Openwear case study.

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Workshop with Otto Von Busch

Experimenting with Otto, Pascale Gatzenand, Giana of Hacking Couture and other participants taking part to Openwear workshop at Parsons.

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Lecture at Parsons NYC

Volume 7 of The Journal of Design Strategies titled Alternative Fashion Systems includes the edited transcript of the presentation at Parsons in 2012: “From Open Source Branding to Collaborative Clothing”.

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