Co-founded by Abigail Jubb and Morag Seaton, Worn Workshop produces creative projects about people’s relationships with their clothing.
In April 2020, Worn began collecting and sharing the stories of our clothes and concepts from identity to sustainability. This work has since developed through their production of a series of Worn projects as well as commissions for fashion industry, education, community, arts and culture contexts, including: research, workshops, interviews, talks, consultation, publications and storytelling. All of these outcomes contribute to the Worn Archive: an ongoing collection of clothing stories. This, in turn, informs and inspires all of Worn’s future projects, which share insights that can change the way we design, make and wear clothes.
Worn challenges negative fashion cultures through new approaches by celebrating the stories of our clothes, so that more of them will become worn.
Abigail Jubb is a Wolfson Scholar and PhD researcher at the University of York and freelances in artisan fashion. Her patchwork of interests in fashion history, theory and practice are informed by experiences in academia, industry and heritage. Abi is fascinated by people's relationships with clothes, her PhD focuses on the history of fashion and the body while her freelance practice creates clothes to be loved over future lifetimes.
Photo | Morag
Objects ©Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Morag Seaton is an award-winning designer and maker with a focus on abstract tailoring, design anthropology, pockets, and environmental solutions for fashion design. Morag’s creative practice centres around communicating the personal significance of clothing and is informed by her background in sustainability. She designs and produces accessories and specialist garments for her own studio.
Photo | Jonaine
The Glasgow School of Art