World 109

Stemming from its roots back in the 19th century with immigrants in the surrounding region – Singapore, now a global business hub, is home to a plethora of cultures, ethnicities and religions. Priding ourselves as being a diversified and prosperous nation, the constant improvements in our standard of living brought about the ongoing inclining disposability and waste consumption issues amongst the masses.

As we confront the landfill crisis our ‘little red dot’ is facing, country leaders in World 109 have decided to tap the potential facets of our circular economy, contrary to creating up additional landfills which would further exacerbate the problem. The Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs) in Singapore are given the responsibility to establish repair salons in their respective estates. These repair salons aim to encourage the reduction of one’s expenditure on new garments and also provide a source of revenue to the government. The success of these repair salons would affect the Key Performance Index (KPI) of their estate representatives. In addition, the ongoing pandemic imposes a heavy strain on the country’s financial resources and thus, GRCs have been restricted to hiring only fashion students studying in art institutions as interns for their labels.

What if …

fashion designers became repair artisans?

Issue targeted:

land scarcity, overconsumption

Inspiration:

racial and cultural diversity in Singapore, quirky and feminine concepts of dressing

This World was contributed by Iris Do Tho Uyen, Cheryl Chueh Xin Yi, Woo Miko and Lee Jimin (located in Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam and Korea) 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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