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Clothing Library

Principal Investigator: Hélène Day-Fraser Assistant Professor Emily Carr University hfraser@ecuad.ca

CONSENT & MEDIA RELEASE FORM Date: 25 March – 5 April 2013 Project Title: Wear Worn Clothing Library

604-844-3800 ext. 2906 Student Researchers: Jean Chisholm Communication Design Emily Carr University cchisholm@ecuad.ca 604-290-8294 Emanuel Ilagan Communication Design Emily Carr University hey@emanuel.ca 778-919-7201

INVITATION You are invited to participate in a research study. The purpose of this study is to explore the shape that the clothing industry might take in a sustainable, post-growth economy. In examining the system in which the clothing industry is situated, the importance of objects and their expressive qualities runs parallel to the issue of unchecked consumerism that currently plagues our culture. How can a new system around clothing reduce consumption, yet still allow us to participate in cultural trends and communicate our individual and changing personas? This study will use the existing library model as a realistic yet innovative method to distribute clothing. By placing clothing in a similar framework as library books, people can experiment creatively with clothing through styling while simultaneously re-evaluating our relationship with ownership and emphasizing the potential lifecycle of objects. A clothing sharing system presents many logistical and cultural obstacles and questions, including: • How comfortable will people be with sharing clothing? • How can we facilitate hygienic concerns? How many of these concerns are rooted in our culture, rather than actual physical risk? How can we curb these fears? • How respectful will users be of a shared object? More or less than an object they own? • How can we make borrowing and returning clothing a convenient everyday activity? • How can we establish a culture that values shared clothing and the people they share it with? This trial experiment will hopefully lead to insights on how this project can grow and reveal new obstacles that will need to be addressed in further studies. WHAT’S INVOLVED As a participant, you will be asked to follow the guidelines as listed in the Wear/Worn Instruction Sheet (see attached). Participation will take approximately 0.5 – 1 hour per day to choose, style and document outfits and observations from Monday to Friday for two weeks. At the end of the main trial period, we will schedule a photo shoot and post-trial interview that will take approximately three to four hours to complete.

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CONSENT & MEDIA RELEASE FORM Date: 25 March – 5 April 2013 Project Title: Wear Worn Clothing Library

POTENTIAL BENEFITS AND RISKS Possible benefits of participation include a greater sensitivity to the potential of clothing garment preferences, the opportunity to pilot the framework for a potential student-run clothing library, to meet and form a community over the shared experiences of the study, and to glean experience and creative inspiration from the results. Your contribution(s) to this project will also offer insight into the use of garments. It will subsequently provide material for developing methodologies and new design processes that enable more sustainable modes of consumption and use than currently exist. There may be minor risks associated with participation. Donated clothing may be damaged or lost and subsequently replaced/discussed according to the Wear/Worn Library Instruction Sheet (see Garments section in attached). Clothes may also need to be cleaned. The cleanliness of the clothing will be up to the participant to determine and deal with. This tests how we share our clothing (do you clean it? do you think it’s ok for someone else to wear?) but unclean clothing could hold potential health risks. In addition, there is a psychological element to accommodating clothing that considers different genders and body shapes. Participants may feel uncomfortable choosing from a wardrobe that makes provisions for this variety. The researchers will assess existing relationships of friendship and trust in their selection of participants to help to minimize these psychological risks. Psychological stress may also result from disclosure of participant experiences in the final project presentation, which will take the form of an oral presentation, a printed booklet, and potentially photographs and descriptions online on our own personal portfolios. Participants will also be given the opportunity to determine how they are photographed in their chosen articles of clothing - If they do not wish to show their face this will be facilitated in the photo shoot. Any raw data will be kept and review only by Jean Chisholm, Emanuel Ilagan or Helene Day Fraser, and any final deliverables will be reviewed and approved by the participants. CONFIDENTIALITY You will not be identified by name in any publication or exhibition of the research project findings. However, statements made in the paper journals may be linked to photography which would prevent full anonymity. In addition. you may be recognisable from the photographs to people who know you even if these photos do not contain faces. Any requests to maintain full anonymity will be accommodated in the final designed outcomes. Access to each paper journal will be limited to its author, the Principal Investigator and the Principal Student Investigators. Any information to be included in the final designed outcomes will be cleared for publishing by each author before being presented in any research project findings.

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CONSENT & MEDIA RELEASE FORM Date: 25 March – 5 April 2013 Project Title: Wear Worn Clothing Library

To ensure that we can track your data, we will link it by a code to your name and contact information. Your name and contact information will be securely stored at Emily Carr University for five years following the conclusion of the study. On your request, your name and contact information will be used to send to you low-res files of your images or to send to you public documents that result from this research. This information will not be shared with any other party. VOLUNTARY PARTICIPATION Participation in this study is voluntary. If you wish, you may decline to answer any questions or participate in any component of the study. Further, you may decide to withdraw from this study at any time, or to request withdrawal of your data. You may do so without any penalty or loss of benefits to which you are entitled. PUBLICATION OF RESULTS Results of this study will be published in a document and presentation to be viewed by the Spring 2013 INDD 307 course. In any publication, data will be presented in aggregate forms. Quotations from interviews or surveys will not be attributed to you without your permission. Images of you will not be published without your permission. Feedback about this study will be available from the Principal Student Investigators who can be contacted via email or mobile phone at any time after the study has been completed (after April 5, 2013). CONTACT INFORMATION AND ETHICS CLEARANCE If you have any questions about this study or require further information, please contact the Principal Investigator using the contact information provided above. This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through the Research Ethics Board at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design (ECU-REB #213030401) [insert date of full approval]. If you have any comments or concerns, please contact REB Assistant, Lois Klassen at ethics@ ecuad.ca CONSENT FORM I agree to participate in this study described above. I have made this decision based on the information I have read in the Information-Consent Letter. I have had the opportunity to receive any additional details I wanted about the study and understand that I may ask questions in the future. I understand that I may withdraw this consent at any time. Name:

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CONSENT & MEDIA RELEASE FORM Date: 25 March – 5 April 2013 Project Title: Wear Worn Clothing Library

RELEASE STATEMENT In signing this release it is my understanding that the material is to be used solely for educational purposes and that the major outcome will be public critique of the final project. The critique will involve members of the University community. I understand the risks and contributions of my participation in this project and agree to participate. I agree to allow use of images, clips of video footage and/or audio clips for documentation and display of the project results as identified below. Please check all that apply: ANONYMITY ☐ Yes, I consent to the inclusion of my identity (name) in all documentation and publications ☐ No, I do not consent to the inclusion of my identity (name) in all documentation and publications. I choose to remain anonymous. IMAGES AND RECORDINGS OF ME OR OF MY PROPERTY ☐ Yes, I consent to the use of digital images (photos or video or scans of your paper journals) or audio recordings taken during the research user trials to be used for research and publication purposes. ☐ No, I do not consent to the digital images (photos or videos or scans of your paper journals) or audio recordings taken during the research user trials to be used for research and publication purposes. ☐ Yes, I consent to my photo being published in any of the final publications ☐ No, I do not consent to my photo being published in any of the final publications I will indemnify and hold the student, and the University, and its employees safe and harmless against any legal prosecution or suit arising from or prompted by the use of all or any portion of the material in which I am quoted or appear. I am signing this release freely and voluntarily and in executing this release do not rely on any inducements, promises or representations made by said student or Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Name:

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Clothing Library

INSTRUCTION BOOKLET

Thank you for choosing to participate in the Wear/Worn Clothing Library pilot project! This trial will give you the opportunity to express yourself creatively with clothing and style by introducing a groundbreaking system that encourages you to rethink consumption. Your involvement in this initial study may help to shape future explorations of clothing libraries, and may help to envision what infrastructure for a future functioning library could look like. The Library will consist of a shared closet that you and the other participants are invited to use for two weeks. This closet is meant to supplement your current wardrobe—the group will shape how it is used and shared. Your participation and feedback will set the tone of this project and we aim to cultivate an open and creative atmosphere during the trial. Throughout this process, you will be asked to record your experiences in a personal journal. These observations, together with information from posttrial interviews and a photo shoot will then be compiled into a published document to be shared with our INDD 307 Patterning class at the end of the Spring 2013 term. Although the Wear/Worn Clothing Library is a system still open to adaptation during the course of the study, the following guidelines will help establish base standards to help the library run smoothly.


USERS: • An initial group of five participants (including the primary student investigators Emanuel Ilagan and Jean Chisholm) will have access to the closet for two weeks, beginning March 25th and ending April 5th. • All the participants will be 3rd year design students whose invitation is closely considered by the student investigators to optimize the group dynamic. • More users may be included if they show an interest in participating pending approval from the student investigators (up to a maximum membership of 7 individuals). • Participants will include both genders and span a variety of body types. GARMENTS: • The shared closet will be supplied with clothing donations from the participants, plus one item designed and created by Emanuel and Jean in the INDD 307 Patterning class. The donated garments will be returned to owners after the trial is complete. • Each participant is asked to share one or two garments for the project. Ideally, the owner should be excited to wear and share these garments and everyone in the group should be able to use them. Garments should be appropriate for everyday indoor wear, although exceptions are possible. The closet will have a minimum of 10 garments. • For hygienic reasons, underwear, swimsuits or garments of an intimate nature will not be accepted for donation. • Participants should note the potential risk of loss or damage to their clothing donations. The Wear/Worn project will not be held responsible for the repair/ replacement of these garments. In addition, any incidences of damage or loss will be recorded as observational data to be included in our final research. Part of this trial allows the participants to determine their own acceptable solution to any issues resulting from accidental loss or damage, which may or may not include a monetary commitment should the group consensus reach such a solution.

• Participants will be responsible for the cleanliness and upkeep of the garments. These standards are to be determined according to individual discretion. • The garments will not be obviously linked to their donors. In other words, their owners’ names won’t be identified on the garments. USING THE LIBRARY: • The library will be housed in a locker located in the South Building at Emily Carr University. All users will have access to this locker during the trial. • Each user will be given an ID number which to be used when signing out library garments. The users’ names are not required on the sign out cards. • Each article of clothing will have a corresponding sign out card to be kept in the library. This card will facilitate and record the signing out, return and reservation of clothing. • Each article can be borrowed for one day, due before 12 PM (noon) the following weekday. Clothing checked out on Friday will be due the following Monday before noon, as the library will not be active on the weekends. • Clothing can be reserved in advance for specific dates. • Late returns will not be penalized formally, but will be documented. The effects of any late returns on the function of the system and group will be discussed during the post-trial interview. • For the 10 days that the library is active (two weeks from Monday to Friday) participants will be encouraged to wear at least one item from the library per day. DOCUMENTATION: • Participants are asked to document their experience throughout the trial in paper journals. These journals will be provided by the Wear/Worn Library and are property of the project. The journals should be used to record the thoughts and feelings of the participants in regards to their experiences using the library. The content of the journals will be used in the project’s final


presentation and published documents unless otherwise requested by the participant. After the trial is complete, the Principal Student Investigators will keep the journals as materials belonging to the project unless requested otherwise. • Informal discussions and intermittent interviews between members regarding the library’s progress during the process are encouraged and should be documented in the journals whenever possible. • All information in the paper journals is subject to use in the final document and presentation of observations. The journals will be reviewed with each participant and approved for use before being published in any final work. POST-TRIAL INTERVIEW AND PHOTOSHOOT • A photoshoot featuring the library clothing will take place after the two-week trial is over. Trial participants are asked to model the garments and replicate some of their favorite looks. The group will be invited to style and art-direct the shoot and then sit down and discuss the experience. These photos will be used in the final presentation and document pending approval from the participants. • The garment developed by Jean Chisholm and Emanuel Ilagan in their INDD 307 Course will also be discussed during this group interview. Participants will be asked to give input into the garment’s form and review its qualities during the trial.

Thank you for participating in this exciting project! If you haven’t yet done so, we ask you to please review and complete the attached Invitation/Consent and Media Release Form.

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Wear Worn Clothing Library Instructions  

The consent form and instructions for the Wear Worn Clothing library trial.

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