World 138

In World 138, factory workers started to create their own fabric from the comfort of their own home to replace cotton. Globally, people saw this new material and start to make it on their own. It made the people come together to stop this crisis of putting workers’ health in danger and in the end create hybrid cotton.

In 2008, cotton factories in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East exploded, 7 factories to be exact, which caused 874 casualties and many injuries. The flammability of cotton was the cause of the fires and explosions. So cotton was banned from being used in the production of clothing in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East by their governments.

What if …

cotton was made hybrid and made by the people themselves (the public)?


Cotton production is very dangerous and puts people’s lives at risk when creating fabrics that use cotton in factories.

This World was contributed by Denice Garcia and a Fashion Fictions contributor (located in Illinois, USA) 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

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