World 125

In a high-school class in the 70ies in World 125 the guy who did not belong to any of the ’clicks’ of rockers or rappers, got really bored of everyone looking the same. He created the movement where everybody was seeking their very individual styles.

Luckily they in the school had a very nice practical education for clothesmaking, so everyone was able to make their clothes of their own in their very individual style. This became such a big movement, that today still everybody is making their clothes, clothes manufacturers are not needed and fast-fashion never happened.

Sewing became a practice of our everyday life, we make our clothes such as we cook our food. Of course, as it is always one person in the family that makes the best apple pie, the same way one person might be the best in cutting patterns but the knowledge is inherited as it is necessary.

What if …

everybody made their clothing just as they made their food?

Issue:

fast fashion – overproduction – overconsumption – mass production

Inspiration:

stories I heard in my family, the pleasure of sewing

This World was contributed by Újhelyi Krisztina (located in Oslo, Norway) 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

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