World 112, Exploration A

In World 112, Thailand’s self-sufficiency philosophies have gained global influence.

In this collection, self-sufficiency is exhibited by characteristics of functionality in each garment, where parts of the clothing can be detached and work as bags as well. The philosophy is also demonstrated by the use of unbleached fabric, encouraging the wearer to dye the garment and instilling self-reliance in consumers.

This Exploration was contributed byYeo Tian Poh, Amanda Teoh, Vrinda Maheshwari, Chloe Ysabel Tan and Pang Chong Jia Wyona (located in Singapore and India), developed from a World contributed by this group, 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 authors and share their material using the same Creative Commons licence.

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