World 206

In World 206, when a new baby is born, friends of the family who are visiting the baby must bring a piece of clothing that they wore as a baby for the new baby to wear.

Therefore, all items of clothing of the baby is secondhand hence minimising environmental effects from the second they are born. It also encourages people to keep their baby clothes and repurpose them rather than discarding them.

What if …

it was mandatory to bring a pre-owned piece of baby clothing to a baby shower?

Issue targeted:

discarding clothes that you grow out of


I have a baby sister who was born last year, and practically all her clothes are handed down from friends or family!

This World was contributed by Mako Kawada (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