First year students were introduced to their first design project; Tools of the Trade. The project is centred around shirts and for their first workshop they were asked to portray a word with shirts. Students were put into groups and then given a word and were invited to consider new ways to document their word. Shirts could be folded, tucked, pinned, restyled, layered or even worn to represent their given word. A selection of the words given: prim, ostentatious, asymmetrical, voluminous, quirky, undone.