World 79

In World 79, every fashion brand produces their garments in-house or from manufacturers in their postal code. The outsourcing for production outside of the state is illegal and unrealistic because globalization in the textile industry never occurred. This means that countries supply and manufacture their own clothing from raw material to finished garments. It was too expensive and unnecessary, so people only wore locally produced clothing.

The air has never been cleaner as planes have not been used since the 1950s and the use of underground transportation tunnels have allowed for the delivery of goods without carbon emissions.

What if …

only local production was available?

Issue targeted:

globalized production contributing to the environmental issues

Inspiration:

The Vietnamese Red Dzao women’s project with anthropologist Hannah Cowie (Tamay & Me) – they use local resources, and the production is done locally in collaboration with other makers in the community. (Fashion Revolution 2017, What does traditional culture have to contribute to the Fashion Revolution?)

This World was contributed by Daphne Yong (located in Melbourne, 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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