Clothes and the keeping of them has quickly become an important theme on this blog. The clothes shopping ban, the darning of socks, the patching of clothes and the adding of pockets to improve clothes you already have, it all boils down to the simple concept of using what you already have and reusing it […]
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How can you describe a book such as this? “The Humanure Handbook” by Joseph Jenkins. How about a cult classic, for a start. It had been on my to-read list for a long time and I must admit, I was not entirely sure what to expect when I first sat down with it. It is, […]
I don’t know about you, but it always strikes me as a terrible waste of resources to throw away a garment, no matter how old, just because a small portion of it is worn out. Especially so when that small portion of the garment is in an out-of-the-way, not that noticeable location. Say, like the […]
Happy Earth day 2020 everyone! Our call to action this year is to encourage you to leave a smaller footprint by replacing (at least) one single-use product in your home with a cloth alternative. It is absurd that we have reached a point in our history where felling a tree, milling it, turning it into […]
Right now, a lot of us are stuck inside our homes and may turn online more often than usual. It’s an anxious and scary time for everyone, which makes it all the easier to feel like we should treat ourselves through online purchases and deliveries. Or perhaps online shopping is helping you distract yourself from the current situation? Whatever the case, take a deep breath and… wait. Stay that hand. For at least 72 hours, try to think of other things.
If you have little to no sewing experience already, this is a very forgiving project to start. It doesn’t matter if the edges are a little wonky or if the thread color doesn’t match quite right. And while it is nowhere near as precise as this post about making cloth masks like a pro, it […]
When it comes to the ecofrugal mindset, there are few things that beat a DIY mindset. We don’t all have to know how to do everything. But if we learn a couple of skills we enjoy doing, we can barter and trade with others of complementary skills. A produce bag for some homegrown strawberries? Mending clothes for babysitting? Only your imagination is the limit.
In a world of endless consumerism and convenience, it can be more than a little daunting to imagine a life creating little to no waste. The zero-waste movement has come more to the surface of people’s awareness in the last couple of years, with front runners like Zero-Waste Chef leading the way through compassion and […]