World 3, Exploration B

In World 3, launderettes were made popular again and people would go once a week and treat it as a social event where they would share tips on clothing care. This zine advertises a dress that that has an attachable bag that buttons on to the front to hold the washing. Once unbuttoned it turns in to a flattering dress suitable for the social event. It also has plain tags on the side so that while mingling they can write down any washing tips etc they may have for each other so that the washing guide is taken from multiple places rather than just the manufacturer. The magazine is reminiscent of the ‘we dare you’ zine from the 60s.

This Exploration was contributed by Livvy McAll, Bella Reed, Annabelle Moore, Phoebe Newell and a Fashion Fictions contributor (located in the UK), developed from a World contributed by Amy Twigger Holroyd, 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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