World 15

Every day on every hour in World 15, our British streets are humming with eye-catching fashion statements – comprised primarily of the wearers’ own creations. What were once designer garments purchased new, have become decorated with their own handmade repairs. In places where they’ve worn through the garments or spilled paint or other godly stains, from wearing the same clothes everyday. The clothing no longer looks the same as it has morphed through time with their own individual markings. The origins of this culture dates back to a time well before Jesus of Nazareth, with cavemen, when Homo Sapiens were first working out what to wear as clothing for protection and doodling on the cave walls.

Society has forgotten what it was once like having so much choice of clothing, like when walking into a sweet shop with candy in jars and UFO flying saucer discs made from rice paper in an assortment of different colours.

Whereas some may have thought this new world may be like being in prison, where you have the same clothes every day, far from it, as Utopia has finally arrived. Mother earth is extremely grateful and currently doing rolling cartwheels in the Universe.

What if …

our British government, in a sign of great environmental leadership, has created a new world where we are no longer allowed to buy new clothes from new materials, or even old pre loved clothes and we have to wear the same clothes we had on at that time, everyday for the rest of our lives and patch repair them as we live on?

Issue targeted:

the desire for excess and a frequent change of clothing in styles, colours, textiles, leading to the environmental disaster of a huge underground mountain of discarded toxic clothing being dumped into our landfills deep within our once fertile soil

Inspiration:

myself in 2020 until the day that I die

This World was contributed by #sameclotheseveryday (located in Waiheke Island, New Zealand) using a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence which allows others to share and adapt the work in any medium and for any purpose, providing that they credit the author and share their material using the same Creative Commons licence.

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Published by Amy Twigger Holroyd

explorer of Fashion Fictions

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