World 205

In World 205, no one is allowed to own clothing. All clothing must either be borrowed or rented. Even those who make their own clothing do not get to own them. All clothing belongs to the community.

Any profit made from the rental or production of clothing goes back into the economy, directly funding public services (prioritising healthcare, education and public transport)

What if …

people couldn’t own clothes?

Issue targeted:

mass over consumption & therefore production of clothing


‘shopping’ out of my close friend’s wardrobe

This World was contributed by Minnie (located in Nottingham, 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