Fashion is a really fast system, we all know that. Millions of clothes every year, thousands of shows every season, see now, buy now. I mean, if something doesn’t get our attention in the ten seconds it takes to scroll down on Instagram, it pretty much didn’t happen. Even if you have the privilege to go to art school, the biggest concern on a teacher’s mind is how much and how fast you can produce something. And we are all sick of it. A few years back ‘craft’ used to be a kind of dirty word. You know, it was very much what old ladies did with their time – either embroidery or knitting or even china painting. This textile sample is the first one I finished for my final major project (for those who don’t know: a sample is like a fabric proposal that you show clients). It took over 60 hours to make from digitizing to final touches. For me, it can feel grounding to dedicate myself so much to making something physical and tangible, as opposed to what we see on a screen.