Saturday, May 21, 2011

mending clothes

This afternoon was spent mending clothes.
Can't believe we don't do that anymore, Schniffi and I had the best time "repairing" her clothes - from sewing up stuff to crocheting pieces to repair a bag - so very random but lots of fun.
The lovely non-consumer advocate has this slogan on her blog saying:
"Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without" 
How clever is that! I wish this mindset hadn't got lost from our grandparents generation to ours... Don't know what happened in between, but I for one want to get back to that.
Fashion is one of the worst waste producing industries we have right now. Every season styles change and as there are many many shops around that sell you the hottest new trends for next to nothing, just as much perfectly wearable clothing enters our landfills.
Why not try to brake that habit? I bet there is more than enough in your closet and if you dig through it you'll find treasures you didn't even realise you had.
Plus you can mend a lot more than you think. We fixed 3 pairs of jeans, 2 jumpers, leggings, shorts, sweat pants, etc today. Get some friends, mend your belongings, have a couple drinks and chat away :)

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