World 175

In World 175, we reached peak oil in 2010. As the supply dwindled, global transport links broke down and the production of synthetic fibres quickly ceased. This led to a dramatic change in fibre production, with new fashion now relying on bioregional fibres grown in regenerative mixed farming systems.

People swapped, shared and mended existing clothing whilst these changes in land use happened. Now, people are connected to the land through its regionally native fibres, and to each other through sharing the creation of clothing. Fashions are unique to the communities that create them, telling a local story of their natural environment.

What if …

we reached peak oil in 2010 and could longer produce synthetic fibres or transport fashion globally?


the reliance of the industry on fossil fuels and their contribution to the climate crisis


how changes in land use can be part of the solution in mitigating the effects of the climate crisis

This World was contributed by Amelia Twine (located in Bristol, UK) 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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