World 43, Exploration A

In World 43, there is a new law which has banned the production and all sales of blue textiles, both new and old to tackle the issue of overconsumption. The now-finite resource is still in demand so a system has emerged where blue textiles is exchanged and repaired at local ‘Blue Fashion Commons Hubs’. People must donate garments, skills or time to earn the right to withdraw items. This system will work as blue textiles is now very valuable and people will want reworked and vintage items.

This new platform aims to market our local commons hub and make people aware of how important overconsumption is and how this new law will help our planet become more sustainable. It advertises some of the reworked items that have already been created as well as advertising for new skilled creatives.

This Exploration was contributed by Fashion Fictions contributors (located in the UK, Cyprus and Thailand), 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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