World 93

Sur la planète Enfantillages (World 93), la situation est grave : aucune petite culotte n’a résisté aux ciseaux tranchants de Super-tantrum ! Que va-t-on faire des haillons qui jonchent le sol désolé de la laverie ? Qu’à cela ne tienne : le conseil de recyclage va imaginer des solutions utiles pour reconstruire la garde-robe des enfantillages. Que nous ont appris les Papismamis lors de l’atelier raccommodage ? Ne pas faire comme les habitants de la planète Inconscience, qui jettent leurs vieux habits dans l’immondice interstellaire… MAIS: Se souvenir de la manière de tenir une aiguille et d’enfiler le fil avec des petits doigts boudines : une première étape vers le rafistolage des culottes démembrées. Et si nous fabriquions un tipis à partir de ces bouts de tissus : un espace apprendre à ré-imaginer nos habits, un lieu pour raccommoder nos histoires…

There’s a serious situation on the Childhood planet (World 93): no pants have withstood the sharp scissors of Super-tantrum! What are we going to do with the rags littering the desolate laundry floor? Never mind: the recycling council will come up with useful solutions to rebuild the wardrobes of the children. What did the Grans teach us during the mending workshop? Do not do like the inhabitants of the Unconscious planet, who throw their old clothes into the interstellar filth … BUT: remember how to hold a needle and thread it with small and awkward fingers. This will be the first step towards patching up the dismembered pants. What if we made a tipis from these pieces of fabric: a space to learn how to reimagine our clothes, a place to mend our stories…

What if …

children were educated in sustainable fashion and learned how to maintain their clothes?

Issue targeted:

the lack of craft skills related to the design and make of their clothes in children’s formal education in the Global North


the education for sustainability in fashion at a young age

This World was contributed by Aude LE GUENNEC (located in Scotland) 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

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