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The final year Textile Design and Development students at RMIT have forecast the future and imagined a world that is different from the current political, economic or environmental climate. Twelve emerging designers set the scene, identifying a design problem within a potential future in order to develop textile design solutions. These new worlds may have been overrun with water, invertebrate overlords, or other external threats. In some of these worlds, anxiety is at an all time high, or there is a ban on the production of new materials, or our textiles need to have a second function. The designers have used knitting, weaving, surface design, stitching, felting, embroidery and a range of other experimental and innovative textile techniques and materials to develop solutions to problems in multiple new worlds.