World 47, Exploration B

In World 47 a group of students started a fashion revolution in the 1990s. The radical group of fashion students used their forecasting skills to stop an environmental catastrophe. The students won public support and forced business owners to agree to limit clothing production. Designers now work under the principles of ‘do no harm’, and take full responsibility for any and all creations; therefore, fast fashion and the abuse fashion has had on the planet has been reversed and erased. As a new age of human growth and a sustainable fashion industry has started to bleed into other categories of business. This magazine cover does not have any negative impact on the planet and promotes slow sustainable fashion.

This Exploration was contributed by Lucy Parkes and Fashion Fictions contributors (located in the UK), developed from a World contributed by Emily Rickard and 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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