In 2019 in World 200, Singapore decided to implement a zero waste strategy as landfills are quickly being filled up. Thus, they have decided to cease the purchase and production of garments as textile waste output has increased at an exponential rate.
The government will then provide a wardrobe that would be made mandatory for citizens to wear consisting of five pieces: a t-shirt, shirt, trousers, long skirt and jacket. All genders will be given the same wardrobe and the wardrobe will be refreshed every three years. In a world where everyone is forced to wear the same thing, how do you form your own identity through dress?
What if …
everyone were forced to wear the same uniform given by the government?
fashion identity and fashion waste in landfills
landfills are filling up in Singapore due to textile waste
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