World 128

This world is more than it appears. There are multiple connections that link the private to the social to the planetary, and there are many forms of knowing and crafting an ethical living in the world. We know that our senses and spirituality can reciprocate with nature (and artificial natures). Instead of economic determinism above all, World 128 has re-centered on prior and current global shamanic material cultural practices to pursue wonder, insight, and multi-generational design processes influenced by the divergent artifacts, processes, and dreams of shamans.

Lo-tech/Hi-tech Hybridities, Found Objects and Repair Culture, and all forms of upcycling initiate a fashion future of ShamanWear – which is but one small part of a larger search for integrating multiple intelligences and ecosophical aesthetics in works meaningful, powerful, and poetic.

What if …

the ecological and social knowledge systems of shamanism became strong determinants for eco-tech fashion?


The practices to overcome are lack of integration of craft, lack of integration of nature, neoliberal calculations, and discard culture.


The sources of inspiration include prior and current global shamanic material cultural practices influenced by principles of multiple ecologies and multiple intelligences.

This World was contributed by a Fashion Fictions contributor (located in Delhi, India) 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