You have a personal project where you only use 14 everyday clothes, how does this work and how did you get the idea? I got the idea spring 2016. We had a project about sustainability in school, and I asked myself how many pieces you really need. I started with writing a list of everything I needed. This list included everything from outerwear, workout clothes, everyday clothes and wool underwear. Regular underwear wasn’t in the counting. I ended up with 35 pieces, and 13 of these were everyday pieces. It took a little longer to reduce my wardrobe than I thought because it was important for me that it was going to be a wardrobe that I would be able to live comfortably with for a year. I started in january 2017 and after one year I changed some of the pieces. One of the things I found out I needed was a basic t-shirt. I’m comfortable with my project and I want to keep doing it. It’s become a lifestyle. Now I have 14 everyday pieces and I have a rule that if I get something new, I have to keep it for at least a year before I can change it, and I’m not going to increase the number of pieces. If I want to use other clothes, I’ll have to borrow from friends or rent from concepts like fjong.co – a company that rents out clothes.
By reducing my wardrobe I wanted to test my own limits for what I, a normal person, really needs. How few pieces of clothing you can live with without feeling uncomfortable. I wanted to see what my need for renewing myself was when I didn’t have an «unlimited» access to clothing.