Academics at the University of Exeter and Wolverhampton University, in England, believe that by teaching people how to make, mend and modify garments, they’ll adopt more ‘sustainable’ clothing choices. During a nine-month study across both Cornwall and the West Midlands, participants took part in workshops in which they were shown how clothing is manufactured and are said to have responded well to practical sessions, more so than attempts to educate them, which they found “alienating” and “discouraging”.