‘Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without!’
While we’ve always lived frugally and green, we haven’t always been completely conscious of our consumption. Lately, we’ve been making efforts on reducing our waste, thinking more about ethical spending and trying to repurpose things to avoid consuming something new.
One of the ways to avoid consuming is by taking time to mend the clothing you already own so you can keep on wearing it.
In the past few weeks, I’ve mended a dress sleeve that was ripped after being caught in the dryer, sewn buttons back on to my favorite dress, mended the lining of a coat and cut up an old pair of my husband’s worn out jeans to make patches for 3 pair that had holes in the knee.
It’s a great feeling to put in minimal effort and revive an article of clothing.
Now my two dresses are wearable again, my 5-year-old wool coat will continue keeping me warm for many more years and hubby’s jeans will continue to be useful!
Do you mend your clothing?