Thinking about Permaculture and Fashion

 As a maker, I struggle with the reality that what I do is create more waste. I often think about what it means to be a responsible maker. How can I create while maintaining low impact consequences. I made this garment after listening to a lecture on permaculture. The idea of a wearable garden could be the ultimate symbiotic relationship between people and their food. However, these pants are only for those strong few who don’t fear a little dirt.

chaverri_permaculture

permaculture: an agricultural system or method that seeks to integrate human activity with natural surroundings so as to create highly efficient self-sustaining ecosystems ~ Meriam-Webster Dictionary

Chaverri_Permapants

When you are in art school, your roommates put up with a lot more than just dirty dishes and loud music, and your bedroom isn’t just a place to sleep. Here is a look at my make shift bedroom/greenhouse/photo studio with my awesome college roommate.

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