This piece explores the idea of designing for endurance; creating garments that withstand time physically and emotionally. Taking knowledge from sashiko – to reinforce fabric with stitches – I was inspired by the work of artists Christine Mauersberger and Linn Meyers who use repetitive lines to create largescale works. I used scraps from a deconstructed jacket, pieced together with repetitive rows of machine stitching. They follow the lines of the scraps, flattening them, securing them, creating a strong, durable textile. The time and care put into such work creates a garment that cannot be mass produced; the emotional bond between the garment and wearer will be strengthened, increasing the likelihood of extended wear.