World 106

Silk is the only fibre existing in World 106 therefore to prevent it from being scarce, it is made illegal to throw it away hence they are only allowed to trade. Due to this, every person will receive 20kg of silk yarn as their birthright and they can use it when they reach 16 years of age. They will be able to have creative freedom in designing their own unique silk wear with the amount of yarn received.

This allows a collection of garments handmade exclusively to their personal taste and style. To prevent over consumption of new clothes, they can change styles by trading pieces from their own collection. This cycle of trading is maintained by a system in which an individual can go to a dress-making agency for consultation services and production of their garments.

What if …

the Silk Road continued until the present day?

Issue targeted:

having to not generate fabric waste, and reducing overconsumption

Inspiration:

the Silk Road & Trading, and how silk was the most valued and traded commodity

This World was contributed by Sindhu, Dawama, Keran and Jerome (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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