Peas of Cake
February 19, 2022 /15:00-17:00
About The WorkShop
On 19 February 2022, artist collective Peas of Cake presented a weaving workshop for the exhibition The Endless Garment. The artists recreated discarded garments through weaving, a traditional technique for garment production. Taking the audience back to the origins of materials, the workshop encourages people to explore the traces of labour in the fabric-making process through our daily fast-fashion consumption.
The industrialised mass production has isolated the consumers from the entire process of garment production; the assembly line has broken down the various steps of garment production into mechanised, monolithic labour. Fashionable FMCG products have brought a lot of unnecessary burdens and waste to our lives, and we, as consumers, have no idea how garments are woven together. In this workshop, the artists collected and recreated the used clothes. The participants were instructed to use woven techniques to weave materials into clothing or bags that can be used again. The workshop revisited the traditional garment-making process and reimagined the process of making something from scratch.