"Cloth is the body’s first architecture; it protects, conceals and reveals; it carries a body’s weight, swaddles at birth, covers in sleep and in death." - Ann Hamilton http://www.annhamiltonstudio.com/
A friend turned me onto artist, Ann Hamilton's work and her On Being interview. Below is a tidbit that hit home for me as I work within the "slow fashion" model.
"... I think that in many ways, it’s like how do you let things take the time they actually need? That — it seems like this whole efficiency thing is really — doesn’t work very well, because in fact, there’s this thinking that’s always going on inside the thing that you’re engaged with and, you’re not really having the experience if you’re rushing off to the next thing, right? So, even when you’re really, really compressed for time, how do you cultivate just being in the time you have at that moment? And how do you — how can you just be present, even if it’s like, you know, a few minutes. "