World 55, Exploration A

Top section of the agenda for a monthly meeting of Nottingham Community Wardrobe Mission Circle, listing a broad range of representatives attending.

This is the agenda for a Mission Circle meeting at the Nottingham Community Wardrobe (NCW) in World 55.

The Community Wardrobe has existed for a couple of years, primarily as a physical space. The world suffers from clothing scarcity due to multiple reasons: ecological collapse leading to decline in resources, disruption of global supply chains, and ecological policies to protect the earth from further depletion.

To manage scarcity, the government has installed a Universal Basic Clothing Allowance which is distributed via Community Wardrobes all over the country. But the purpose and impact of these wardrobes goes way beyond mere clothing allocation. The wardrobes have become breeding grounds for free expression, cultural diversity, education and knowledge exchange on all things related to clothing: from styling to mending to laundering.

The NCW is organised based on the principles of Sociocracy, which means it is run by different committees, called circles. The Mission Circle exists to create proposals on how to run the organization so it can best fulfill its purpose in the community. The agenda illustrates the kind of issues the Mission Circle are dealing with when running the NCW.

This Exploration was contributed by Sally Cooke, Mats Siffels and Amy Twigger Holroyd (located in UK and the Netherlands), developed from a World contributed by Lindy Boerman, 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 authors and share their material using the same Creative Commons licence.

The Exploration was inspired by Doughnut Economics and the layers represented in the Design for Business tool.

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Published by Amy Twigger Holroyd

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