World 152, Exploration B

‘Good vibrations’, or the Vibe as it is commonly known, is intrinsic to daily life in World 152, where daily gratitude and ritual to our clothing is commonplace.

Found in homes on personal clothing altars, and in community making spaces, it honors the collective energies of the universe, and acknowledges that all garments are sacred. It is often placed in a central position in a person’s sleeping or living space and is the first thing a person interacts with when they start the day.

Akin to a sundial, people acknowledge the movement of the sun throughout the day and seasons throughout the year. The Vibe helps people understand the interconnection of our universe and dissolves the hierarchy and separation of matter and energy.

The Vibe helps people to see, hear, feel, and appreciate the energy embedded within clothing, and indeed all things. The energy of the people and processes that make clothes, from land, to fibre, to plant dyes, to cloth, to garment. Honoring the connection to nature and all the processes involved in the layer against our skin, clothes also hold the stories of the wearer, stitched, mended, layered, and embellished.

The pulsating rays of light and sound that project from the Vibe make energy palpable and through regular daily use, people’s eyes, minds, spirits and hearts have become open and inclusive of all energy.

Clothes are birthed, celebrated, and cared for, and at the end of their usable life, are buried. All items are loved and valued. There is no hierarchy of clothes in World 152, all clothing holds sacred energies.

This Exploration was contributed by Ginny Farquhar and Jennifer Whitty (located in England and New Zealand), developed from a World contributed by Annalisa Espino Lim, Nicholas See Wen Bin, Denise Yeo, Brian Loh Keng Chee and Caitlyn Rose Baird, 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 authors 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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