Georgia Sewn (2016)

The following exhibited works were collected to accompany Georgia Sewn’s full-day expo for regional sourcing and manufacturing; connecting local designers to local manufacturers in order to strengthen the local garment industry in favor of transparency, sustainability, and cooperation. 

Three free standing sculptures, created by Courtney McCracken in collaboration with Ry McCullough, Zipporah Thompson, and Lindsay Pennington represent three stages within the life cycle of a garment: agriculture, reuse, and waste. With a focal point in materiality, each work was made from 100% regionally sourced or reclaimed materials. Making visible the largely invisible journey of the clothes we wear and drawing attention to both the destructive realities and sustainable alternatives of our fashion culture. 

Press:

http://flagpole.com/arts-culture/arts-culture-features/2016/01/27/sustainable-style-1

http://onlineathens.com/mobile/2016-01-28/natalie-chanin-georgia-sewn-expo-highlight-several-days-sustainable-fashion

Photographs by John Roark

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