World 184

In World 184, synthetic fibres have been banned for clothing production due to an abundance of forest fires caused by landfills. Because of this, we have decided to use these natural fibres that remain to make our clothes. This can be seen through how hemp and bamboo have been used by brands in order to create more sustainable garments. Government have been instructed to make use of the natural world rather than taking advantage of it for capital gain and industry – as clothing is something more personal and realised.

What if …

synthetic fibres were banned for clothing production?

Issue targeted:

sustainability through non-synthetic fibres


use of bamboo/hemp in clothing production

This World was contributed by Alicia Harris (located in Brighton, 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

explorer of Fashion Fictions