World 120

In World 120, due to global scarcity of fabrics and other related sources as a result of mass-exploitation, clothing libraries became the new global norm in the 21st century.

A brainchild of two ground breaking entrepreneurs, the Clothing Library stores clothing articles of different fabrics, uses, decades, and styles. They also host a network of guilds who help with customizing and repairing the articles. The ‘borrowers’ are also encouraged to leave behind notes which explained how they used the clothes and pictures of the outfits they put together.

This venture gave birth to a new found culture of appreciation and community enrichment. Clothing libraries challenged their borrowers to view clothing as much more than just fashion. People have a new found appreciation for the clothes they wear, and look forward to the stories they share and receive whenever they visit the Clothing Library.

What if …

there were libraries for clothes?


lack of accessibility to clothing, overexploitation of natural resources, consumerism


real life libraries and thrift stores

This World was contributed by Nikita S.B (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