The year after the Ever & Again exhibition, Dr. Kate Goldsworthy and I wanted to make some shirts that would create an extra, third upcycled life. I had always wanted to create a layered up, ‘quilted’ Top 100 shirt, but I hadn’t known technically how to develop the idea. Simultaneously, Kate had been experimenting with laser welding and etching processes. We took a once upcycled shirt from the 2001 Eden collection, unpicked it, cut and printed a fleece lining for it, and then Kate used the laser to weld the layers together with tiny lines. This created a hi-tech laser quilting effect. The second shirt we proto-typed used a laser etching effect and we used a shirt from the 1999 East End Weeds collection. Kate etched lace and floral patterns across the printed surface of the polyester crepe shirt.