In 2015, a group of people in an unknown small town in World 57 were frustrated with the expansion of fast fashion. They began a grassroots movement to create a small manufactory in their town, where you would visit the tailor to tell them about an event or time or activity that you needed a garment for, and the tailor made one for you. When you felt that the garment had lived its life, you would bring it back for repair or upcycling. The manufactory model spread from town to town, and by 2021 is now subsidized by the government.
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