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That is not to say I don’t applaud a lot of the good things going on, like the ability to use less, or near zero water, better traceability of cotton, the use of different fibres, for example. In fact, my own piece that did reflect some of these issues was my “Secret Garden” installation, first shown in a Museum in New York. I used lasers and washing techniques with Tonello and on damaged material given to me by the lovely people at Cone Denim; it was in fact from their historic White Oak mill. One of the points of the piece was to encourage families to seek out community gardens in New York but it also taught the - especially young - visitors where denim and jeans came from, showing them a cotton plant and portraying the material. I had taken something that starts out as a plant, and turned it back into plants, starting a discussion about the material.