Tailor Made: A Pop-Up Alterations Shop with Frau Fiber
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Friday – Saturday, November 24 – December 2, 10a – 3p
(we are closed Sunday 11/26)
Cost: Free to visit; alterations are variable cost.
Please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tailor-made-a-pop-up-alterations-shop-with-frau-fiber-tickets-38880286985
Frau Fiber, a former textile worker turned superhero, makes the Fast Fashion supply chain transparent through her various garment interventions. Just in time for the year-end shopping season, Frau Fiber presents a pop-up alterations shop providing mending, alteration and tailoring services. All are welcome to drop in to discuss their tailoring needs. The twist: each customer spins the Wheel of Wages to determine the cost of service*. The wheel is divided into countries that produce the bulk of our fast fashion garments.
Get that pocket mended, those trousers hemmed, that uniform badge sewn, and expand holiday gifting plans to include repurposing, mending and making do, while learning about how we are connected to wages and working conditions around the globe.
*plus the cost of materials needed. Please allow between 1-24 hours for service. Cost of labor is determined by “JustJobs Global Wage Trends for Apparel Workers.”
Carole Frances Lung aka Frau Fiber is a soft guerilla textile super hero. She is the founder of the “Institute 4 Labor Generosity Workers & Uniforms,” a store front headquarters in downtown Long Beach, CA. She is an Associate Professor in Fashion Fiber Materials at California State University Los Angeles. Through her alter ego Frau Fiber, Carole utilizes a hybrid of playful activism, cultural criticism, research, social and service design, crafting spirited durational performances engaging communities the human cost of mass production and consumption. Her work has been exhibited at Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Craft in America Study Center, Maloof Foundation, Jane Addams Hull House Museum, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Center for Craft Creativity and Design, Museum of Contemporary Craft, OTIS College of Art and Design, Appalachian State University and the Ghetto Biennale Port Au Prince Haiti. Publications include: KCET Artbound, Surface Design Journal, Chicago Arts News, “American Craft Council: Shaping the Future of Craft,” Art in America, and Art Papers.
She has lectured at Bauhaus University in Weimar Germany, The School of Art and Design Oslo, Norway, and Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. She has been awarded a Kohler Arts and Industry Residency, a Craft Creativity and Design Center Grant, At the Edge Gallery 400 Award, Fred A. Hillbruner Artist Book Fellowship, CSULA creative leave (2014), creative mini grants (2013 and 2014) and in 2016 was awarded a Faculty Fellow for the Public Good grant and fellowship. Visit carolefranceslung.wordpress.com.
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