World 48, Exploration B

A selection of pages from a magazine from World 48, where the use of raw materials has become outlawed and socially despised. The underlying importance of textile resourcefulness runs throughout the spread, with practical guidance, visual inspiration, and success stories, signifying just how valuable these skills now are. Nobel Prize winners are prime examples of how innovation and collaboration can work together to produce sustainable and imaginative developments of fashion. These new ideals are integrated across all age ranges, with pages showing ways children can get involved with making their own garments, and then encouraging them to connect with wider society by posting their creations to social media. Technology plays a big part in this societal change as there are many apps working to keep the public more informed about where their garments are really coming from, and offering avenues to explore in terms of clothes shares and vintage resales.

This Exploration was contributed by Abigail Wall, Maisie Wood, Eva Toomey, Lois Williams and Lottie Williamson (located in the UK), developed from a World contributed by Annebella Pollen, 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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