Can one garment save the world?


±Easy Piece is based on a new way of thinking about clothing, originating from one simple, universal open source pattern, that can be freely hacked and customized by everyone.

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It will be manifested through workshops, collections, festivals, talks, performances, shows, articles, evaluations and open source documentation. The project was launched at OSCEdays Berlin 2017 and is slowly and carefully taking speed with prototyping and workshops in Borås, Sweden and Berlin, Germany.

Easy Piece is the brain child of Runa Juhanisdotter and a result of her failure to find the clothes she wanted, a strong wish to minimize and simplify her personal closet and a call to rethink and reimagine fashion.

The project's aim is to spark discussions and raise questions on how we produce and consume clothes; to make the fashion design process more inclusive, transparent, collaborative, organic and ethical; and to create sustainable, new business opportunities. It will inspire and facilitate conscious consumption and create heaps of easy, fun ways to customize, fix, update, share, recreate and reuse the easy pieces so they stay in the loop for a very long time. It aspires to create a happy spectrum of personal, crafted, functional, appealing garments that never go out of fashion, to be valued and worn by anyone regardless of age, gender, creed, size, nationality...

Easy Piece is an Open World Collaboration where art, craft, design, science, philosophy and economics will meet and data and skills can flow freely in all directions and on all levels in an experimental, honest and positive spirit.
 

Pioneering participants:
Bybaba, Leluma, slow creations, erie berlin, Bennelle, Pirate Stitches
 

More documentation in the
Easy Piece Blog 

Easy Piece for Runa by slow creations
Natural dyeing with found objects and food scraps on silk
Photo: Ela Roth

Easy Piece Raincoat for Runa by erie berlin
Hacks: Front opening and hood added
Made from upcycled plastic waste and Runa's personal rubbish

 

Easy Piece Pattern 1.0

Easy Piece Pattern 2.0

These Patterns are Free Culture Work!
Please feel free to use and alter it to your size, wishes and needs.
Hack it, fork it and please share the process and outcome!
Send us the documentation to hello@easypiece.net and we will happily post it in our community gallery!

Read full licence here:
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License


IN SHORT!

You are free to:

Share — copy and redistribute the pattern in any medium or format

Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the pattern for any purpose, even commercially.

This license is acceptable for Free Cultural Works.

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Notices:

You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation.

No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.

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About the pattern:

The DIY open source primordial pattern (Size 0) is developed in continuous dialogue with Lene Madsen / Leluma Design to meet originator Runa Juhanisdotter’s wishes and needs. It has been adjusted once already and below are both versions. The 2.0 version is wider (looser), longer with a slit and has longer sleeves and a slightly adjusted neckline.
 

ALL MEASURES are in centimeters (cm)

Since sizes are different all over the world, and we come in all lengths, widths and shapes, as a point of reference, here are Runa’s measurements:

Height:  162
Chest:     87
Waist:     70
Hips:       94

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Once again - please feel free to use the pattern and make your own Easy Piece. Just the way you want it.

The aim is to have a READY-TO-USE paper pattern available to order online in more sizes by fall 2018.

Have a blast!

/ The Easy Piece Team