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Screening / start of project questionnaire. We used this questionnaire for two purposes. First, to help us select participants for the workshops. We sought to recruit people from a range of backgrounds, ages and levels of experience at making, mending and modifying clothes. Second, it became the start-of-project questionnaire. We asked similar questions at the end of the project to track changes in the ways people think, feel and act about their clothing.
Citation: Clare Saunders and the S4S Team (2018) ‘Screening / start of project questionnaire’, S4S: Designing a Sensibility for Sustainable Clothing Researcher Toolkit.
Post workshop participation questionnaire. The end of project questionnaire was completed by participants after their participation in the project. We used the results to compare their answers ito those they provided in the start of project questionnaire.
Citation: Clare Saunders and the S4S Team (2019) ‘Post workshop participation questionnaire’. S4S: Designing a Sensibility for Sustainable Clothing Researcher Toolkit
Wardrobe audit. The wardrobe audit has three components. First, participants guess how many items that they have in their wardrobes. Second, they count these items. Third, they are interviewed in front or their wardrobes and asked to showcase various items. This gets people talking and thinking about their wardrobe content and clothing choices. We took inspiration from Kate Fletcher and Ingun Grimstad Klepp (eds) (2017) Opening Up the Wardrobe: A Methods Book, Novus AS.
Citation: Clare Saunders, Katie Hill, Anya Barbieri and the S4S Team (2019) ‘Wardrobe audit’. S4S: Designing a Sensibility for Sustainable Clothing Researcher Toolkit.
Reflective diary inserts. We used the reflective diary inserts to encourage people to reflect on their thoughts, feeling and actions in relation to a) workshop participation, b) their making and mending projects and c) any new (to them) clothes that they had acquired.
Citation: Katie Hill and the S4S Team (2018) ‘Clothing diaries’ S4S: Designing a Sensibility for Sustainable Clothing Researcher Toolkit, available at:
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