Time for another "What If of the Week." It's a fun, imaginative question. And you think of some of the consequences of such a possibility.
Today's question is:
were widespread in our society?"
What do you think would happen?
Would fashions change as different foods came into season? Would
taking someone out to lunch take on new meanings? Would people become more aware of the food they put next to their skin? Would some fruits and vegetables become gender specific? Which ones? What would sports teams (and their fans) wear? What would "high-status" clothes be?
What do you think are the implications (serious, off-beat, social, economic, courtship, religious, and political) of this idea?
For example, Grigor Coric suggests we might end up with: organic clothes, nutritious clothes, diet clothes; freshly fashion and farm fashion; plum, apple and watermelon sizes instead of S, M, L; fridges instead of wardrobes; no ironing; “grow your own clothes” movement.
Shelbey asks: What about a blazer made of Oreos? If so, there'd be plenty of new venues for 'strategic product placement' or whole new forms of advertising. You could have the shirt under the blazer made of the Oreos, and the blazer made of the corresponding wrapper.
And Kris Bordessa adds that edible clothing could mean that we'd never throw away another pair of jeans; we'd just toss them into that night's stew.