World 187

In World 187, people became increasingly concerned about the dilution and possible loss of cultural heritage as a result of the Internet’s rapid development. While they embrace the endless possibilities of a hyper-connected world, they also seek stories from their past as a way to build a more sustainable and meaningful future‚ where the past informs our present and future narratives.

An ‘Asian Textiles Fashion Week’ (ATF) is held annually in Singapore to celebrate Asia’s rich and evolving textile heritage. This fashion week aims to protect, promote, and celebrate participating countries’ heritage textiles, evolving practices, and their use in fashion.

What if …

Singapore held an annual fashion week that celebrates the heritage, expertise, and innovation of textile artisans from Asian countries?

Issue targeted:

cultural sustainability


Homo Faber and The Textile Atlas which celebrate artisans and their craft practices

This World was contributed by Park Hyeonjin, Lee Seoyoung, Chen Ngai hin (Justine) and Coco Loo Li Wen (located in Singapore, South Korea and China) 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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