World 107

Garments, along with culture and heritage, finally received the respect they deserve in World 107. Fashion waste is minimized through circular nature of the fashion money system. The historical context starts from the silk road tradings, where silk is considered to be the most valuable fabric.

Garments are valuable in this world. Just like money, garments in this world are exhangeable and the notion of modularity is considered also in parts of the garments which are exchangeable. Each part of the garments serve different values according the cultural-influenced, craftsmanship, and quality. This world aims to reduce fabric-waste and landfills by maximising the life of garments.

What if …

garments serve as a currency, so the society won’t waste garments and pile up into landfills?

Issue targeted:

unsustainable production chain, consumerism, overproduction, fabric waste


how Indonesian batik is respected without cutting it and the importance of cultural value

This World was contributed by Ann-Sophie Maria Mueller, Natasha Tjandradinata, Payal Vinod Harilela, Reyhan Faustino and Vivian Darlene Utomo (located in Singapore, Indonesia and Germany) 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