Whilst I have already touched on the revival of Make do and Mend, it cannot be understated just how much we can all help ourselves as this period of crisis deepens, by stepping away from the reliance we have, that everything we need, will come to us ‘new’. It won’t. Easy everything is at its … Continue reading Surviving The Great Reset | Survive & Thrive | Reuse, Recycle, Repair
The Great Reset | Survive & Thrive | Make do and Mend
Make do and Mend is not a new catchy term that I have dreamed up to make a point. I am unashamedly borrowing this one from the most recent period of human hardship that I can reference around the Second World War, when Rationing and shortages of just about everything meant that people applying principles … Continue reading The Great Reset | Survive & Thrive | Make do and Mend
Recycle, Reuse, Repair
We only believe that we have to continually have new things all of the time, because it has been in the interests of somebody else to create and propagate the myth that this is so. Products of all kinds that we use daily or very often could and should last much longer than they do. … Continue reading Recycle, Reuse, Repair
Clothing: What we need
The basic standard for personal clothing provision would be to be able to maintain 2/3 sets of clothing for general use. To have 1 set of all-weather clothing and to have 1 set of clothing for special events. Beyond this, all communities should have their own lending library or service for clothes.
For those occasions when a special outfit is required, we will need to develop clothing libraries, lending or rental services that work to support the cultural shift to making the very best use of everything that everyone has already got. Single use clothing purchases are out.
Make do and Mend
Fashion is of course a commercially driven concept that promotes the perception that it is important to obtain and use the latest versions of goods. We buy fashion that we envy in the possession of others or buy it to make others envious of us. Buying clothes purely for the purpose of how they look … Continue reading Make do and Mend