World 66

Finally realising our overuse of natural resources and the constraints tight and elastic outfits of modern fashion, in World 66 we wore clothes better adapted to our leaky bodies by design, mended many times, until the fabric has worn too much for wearing, that then became part of our homes – or were used for making paper.

What if …

we finally acknowledged scarcity?

Issue targeted:

fast fashion, use of polymers shedding micro-fibers of plastic everywhere

Inspiration:

kimonos, visual mending, traditions of wedding trousseaux and making fabrics last

This World was contributed by Emeline Brule (located in San Francisco, 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

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