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Further reflections on needs and wants

I’ve written before about how rationing forces me to distinguish between needs and wants but as the second year of my clothes rationing experiment draws to a close, I am gaining new perspectives on both. 872 more words

Wartime Wardrobe Challenge

Overdressed - A move away from cheap and nasty clothing

I love this article as it represents a move that I have already undertaken, that of making more of my own clothes.

It began with my frustration of wearing out clothing in certain spots, which if thought of in a mathematical viewpoint would only be classed as 10% or less. 236 more words

Sewing

PSA: Darn It

How much did you spend on that pair of wool tights? Twenty bucks? More? Sure, you can buy black tights at any drugstore, but not the good ones—a pair perfect, opaque, warm winter tights is usually gonna cost you. 113 more words

How-to

Secondhand First

I got an exciting e-mail the other week, from the fabulous team at TRAID.
TRAID is a charity working to stop clothes being thrown away-they focus on reducing the negative impacts of textiles and the fashion industry on the environment and people’s lives. 605 more words

Make Do

A Visit to Sanquhar

Last weekend two long longed-for visits happened all at once. Some of you may know that I have a bit of a “thing” for the gloves knitted in the Scottish Royal Borough of… 578 more words

Knitting