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The Earth Issue x Ssōne

The Earth Issue celebrate London Fashion Week mindfully, presenting our collaboration 'The Visible Hand'.

Have you ever held a garment in your hands and wondered, for a moment, about the many lives that intersected to bring this particular piece of textile into being? The different hands that lovingly touched the material and cared for it, sometimes across multiple countries and generations, before it arrived into yours?

@theearthissue editorial, photographed by @elenacremona and art directed and styled by @lethal_izzle, playfully illustrates the concept of a garment’s ‘footprint’ by impressing a blue handprint onto Ssōne’s ‘White-Sun’ dress. Celebrated twin ceramicists and artists @livanddom hand-painted the surface design, adding their mark to symbolise the multiplicity of human intervention that underpins the clothes we buy and wear. The underlying message is that there is a web of lives, time, knowledge and skill involved in every garment. As such they are worthy of our care, not to be discarded as disposable trends. It encourages us to view our wardrobe as a timeless collection, to be slowly and mindfully cultivated through the years.    

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