World 60

In World 60, the value of fashion is centered around the individual and Maker in communities living zero waste lifestyles and purchasing upcycled or remade clothing. The origins of this culture can be traced back to the Maker Movement in the early 2000s, characterized by open source sharing, reconstruction and personal customization.

In these communities, clothing is upcycled and transformed by Makers and designers who create one of a kind pieces from discarded, deadstock and vintage items. Clients can choose from remake collections, order fittings, customization, and bring their own clothing to reconstruct. Value is in remaking, individualization and transformation.

What if …

the value of fashion were centered around the individual and Maker?

Issue targeted:

value, value of labor, upcycling, zero waste, customization, client centered

This World was contributed by Scatha G Allison @missvelvetcream (located in California, USA) 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