World 41, Exploration A

World 41 is a world where shopping for ‘spare parts’ is the norm, where you edit your wardrobe, pin-point your style and protect the environment by cutting down our collective textile waste. Here you can see a platform we all access to buy and trade parts or second hand clothes – Depop. The difference between your world and our own however is that all items posted here are made from discarded fabric components. We are an active part of a circular economy that saves usable garment parts from landfill whilst also accepting them as partial payment for our finished items.​ And as for those ‘unusable’ fabric parts? We take them back to their fibre, and re-spin to make usable yarn.​ ​ We focus on adaptable design with longevity – working with you to alter and add to clothing you already own, for your changing body or your growing child’s.​​ Our lives and our clothes are fully customized to us, by us.

View the World 41 version of Depop

This Exploration was contributed by Iona Balleny, Siri Au and Blaise Baker-Haslam (located in the UK and Hong Kong), developed from a World contributed by Sally Cooke, 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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