Wednesday, February 3, 2010

"I mend people's clothes for free on the street"


Serge Debrebant's piece on Michel Swaine in the FT last Saturday caught my eye. It begins, "I've always liked clothes that had a life before me." Swaine has a sewing cart with an umbrella, a neon sign that reads sew, and a treadle sewing machine in San Francisco's Tenderloin.

6 comments:

Nancy D. said...

Thank you for the link to a thought-provoking article. It tied into a meeting I attended today which involved having a sense of ownership in one's community.

Kathleen said...

And his name is Serge.

Virginia said...

Fabulous. If only I lived in SF.

Carmen said...

I love the Saturday FT. It contains rare jewels of somewhat amazing information!

Barbara said...

What a lovely life for an old sewing machine!

I work in a place where affluent and middle class meet over a shared interest/hobby. I am always pleased to see the breaking down of barriers.

Earth Girl Knits (Emily) said...

I LOVE the piece you posted! I would like to run into him someday... :)