World 119

In World 119, craft is an integral element of education at all levels in countries across the world. The origins of this culture can be traced back to a controversial change in government policy in 2017.
Incorporating craft into education was implemented by the formation of a controversial New Education Policy whereas previously this world followed an education system which for decades promoted rote learning and never instilled within children the spark of creativity to explore fashion in various dimensions.

Examples include: In Science where students are being educated regarding synthetic materials they will also get to experience the processing of these materials through school trips to industries where these materials are being manufactured. And also in a supervised environment they will get the opportunity to put their wildest design aspirations into action.

What if …

the education system did not consider design inferior and gave equal importance to it along with other subjects in a school?


Rote learning compromising the artistic ambitions of budding designers whose contributions could be prove to be a major asset to the fashion industry to find sustainable means of fashion because we will be a part of any era where climate change will control our lives on a great extent because they are a part of a generation filled with innovation and techniques on how to connect innovation and sustainability could take the fashion industry by storm.


Personal experience of being part of an education system which considers design inferior has motivated me to think about this fictional world where proper training will enrich the skills of budding designers.

This World was contributed by Sarah Ann Shibu (located in Dubai, UAE) 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 author and share their material using the same Creative Commons licence.

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Published by Amy Twigger Holroyd

explorer of Fashion Fictions