Users and to specialists to have products adjusted or modified. This can be part of a service system.
An existing product have a higher use potential and/or emotional value than a new equivalent product.
- Lack of specialists and craftsmen.
- How should the service system be created to support this?
Furriers often offer traditional services to do with modification of garments; see for example Maison Lama (www.maisonelama.com/pages/redesign).
The American company Runway of Dreams has expanded on the idea by working with modification of garments for people not applying to the ‘fashion-body’ norm, identified as ‘differently abled’ (http://runwayofdreams.org).
Fletcher & Grose (2012). Fashion & Sustainability: Design for Change, Chapter 9: Adaptability. Laurence King Publishing
Gwilt & Rissanen (2011). Shaping Sustainable Fashion: Changing the way we make and use clothes, Chapter 3: Use. Earthcan.