As Carry Somers, founder of Fashion Revolution says:
“There are fantastic ways to get new clothes without buying new,” she says. “We can hire. We can rent. We can swap. Or we can invest in clothes which are made by artisans, which have taken time and skill to produce.”
And (of course) we can mend.
"Mending Clothes As an Act of Rebellion" by Kate of The Phoenix Green is lovely and to the point.
"Mending clothes is absolutely an act of rebellion – and perhaps one which is most accessible to most people. Learning how to stitch and darn is far easier in these days of youtube. So my hope is that more and more of us will learn the skills to mend clothes, to keep them in circulation and reduce the impact that our recent obsession with fashion continues to have on the planet."
A. Laura Brody
I re*make mobility devices and materials and give them new lives. Sometimes I staple drape.