In 2008, while dreaming up ways to elicit second hand clothing off strangers, we decided to offer our services as letter writers. As writers, we found correspondence fun and for social/enviro reasons we preferred our threads pre-loved. What followed was eight years of letter requests from around the world. In return, parcels of clothing arrived regularly in our letterbox.
Ghostwriting letters has allowed to be privy to wide range of predicaments and encouraged us to reflect on the minutia of human interactions. So much so that we’ve recently written an online series based on the experience. Other People’s Problems is screening now on ABC iview and ABC Comedy and you can follow along here.
This website is an archive of our favourite letter requests.
We would love to hear from you so please get in touch via letters(at)clothingforcorrespondence.com
Penny and Jane xx
(Photo credit Vicki Jones)