World 94

Globalised trade is no longer possible in World 94, due to the spread of diseases linked to microbial transfer. This leads to a more localised circular economy, where individuals are engaged in growing their own clothes. The techniques are shared and handed down through community workshops, sustainability entrepreneurs sharing free online access for techniques and 3D printing. Utilising a range of sustainable materials and with an emphasis on exploring anti-microbials in nature.

Consumption slows down, there is an emphasis on reflecting on what is worn and thinking creatively, with a focus on sustainable engagement. Leading to a better understanding of our body’s flora and environmental impact.

What if …

globalised trade was no longer possible due to microbial transfer?

Issue targeted:

slow fashion skills and craft and capitalist structures of consumption – circular consumption and production

Inspiration:

current pandemic; microbial possibilities for alternative materials; slow fashion and circular economy push

This World was contributed by Donna Louise Bevan (located in Hampshire, UK) 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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