World 41, Exploration B

Within this World 41 magazine are pages showing different subcultures. Local communities in our world have stopped importing second-hand clothing, so the magazine demonstrates that different cultures can embrace second-hand or any materials and be encouraged to produce globally conscious clothing. This is the end of supporting global trends and colours, each local textile culture and economy would produce their clothes from the textile waste in each area. Therefore, all subcultures have different kinds of fashions and aesthetics. Each piece of clothing is fully customized. Reducing the need to buy more and reflects each person’s sense of style. And over time, sentimentality increases, resulting in less turnover and disposal of clothes.

This Exploration was contributed by William Litherland, Sophie O’Neill and other Fashion Fictions contributors (located in the UK, Portugal and South Korea), 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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