World 83

In World 83, sewing and textiles education is highly regarded and is a core subject taught at all schools in Denmark. The origins of this culture can be traced back to a small group of academics within folk schools prioritizing practical skills and hand crafts within their curriculums in 1974.

Students are taught how to make, mend, and alter clothing. They also focus on how fabrics and other materials impact the environment. This surge in knowledge prompts people to make their own clothes and alter what they already own to fit their own style. Clothing and textiles are shared as the community is aware of their environmental impact creating a circular economy of materials.

What if …

sewing and textiles education was highly regarded?

Issue targeted:

lack of knowledge surrounding clothing and textiles


DIY culture and online communities sharing knowledge

This World was contributed by Emily Jego-Rolfe (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