World 65

In World 65, it is required that if you purchase clothing from a store you are required to do a certain amount of time working where the agricultural process happens. e.g if you buy a cotton t-shirt you are required to see and do a small amount of work at the harvesting location. In exchange, you may have discounted prices on the garments.

Rations as a concept were more heavily present after the world wars and people maintained a need to produce their own material.

What if …

all consumers are required to be involved in the agricultural process of whereever they are purchasing the clothes?

Issue targeted:

sustainable design slowing down production, developing awareness of the garments’ making and sourced location

Inspiration:

Blade Runner; Snowpiercer

This World was contributed by William Sullivan (located in Rural Australia) 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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