World 104

In World 104, Singapore had to close its doors to external resources or imports due to the COVID-19 pandemic worsened, and hence had to make use of resources from its own environment.

Salvage Studios aims to raise awareness on Singapore’s overconsumption of “goods” and the under-utilisation of these “goods”, which then led to the undesirable amounts of waste. Therefore, having to make use of these “goods” since existing resources have become limited.

What if …

fashion statements are constructed from unwanted scraps and given a new meaning?

Issue targeted:

underutilisation of materials due to its disposable factor; waste; the use of plastics and micro-plastics in fashion

Inspiration:

fisherman in Singapore back in the days and the idea of Singapore’s “staged nature” as being a “cleaned” country

This World was contributed by Ethan Lai, Cheong Chermaine and Yuan Kun (located in Singapore) 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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