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Summary: The Economics of Consumption (Consumer culture)

The book The Consumer Culture: a reference handbook, is a goldmine of information on consumerism and consumption.  I’m providing a series of summaries to help educate people on topics about consumerism.  1,142 more words


The Aftermath of Black Friday 2015

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, now squarely in the rearview mirror, how did the merchant class do?

Well, reportedly retailer sales dropped 10 percent to 10.4 billion from 11.2 billion from 2014.  105 more words



Relax and have a walk, ride bike, or help someone. Repair something (or just try), sew something, build something, make something. Be human not consumer. Think first, not act like programmed robot. 9 more words

How to upcycle beloved T-shirts and how to hide logos or advertising prints on bags

Today’s blog post takes up our popular series about how to hide logos and advertising messages on bags and adds an idea on how to upcycle or use old, beloved T-shirts that are no longer good enough for being worn, but which one does not want to give away for some reason. 121 more words

Minimalism and zero waste: How to optimize your wardrobe and clothes

Today’s blog post is about a very common item of clutter: clothes. Many, if not most, wardrobes in western countries overflow with clothes which are rarely, if ever, still worn, but which many people find hard to part with and get rid of. 1,096 more words

Upcycling: Hiding logos and how to embellish cloth bags

Since our posts about how to hide logos and advertising messages on shopping bags are so very popular, here another example of a cloth shopping bag we upcycled (modified) a bit to make it more beautiful. 102 more words

How to remove or cover up logos and advertising prints from bags (part 3)

Today another blog post in our popular series on how to remove or cover up company logos and advertising messages on bags. As you can see in the photo above, today’s bag is a shopping bag made from jute. 347 more words