One of the most important aspects of sustainable living is reuse, including clothing and accessories. Remember when you were a kid and all you ever got to wear was hand-me-downs from siblings, cousins and neighbors? How you seldom got new clothes unless you were the tallest kid in your Mother’s world? Guess what? That doesn’t have to end just because you grow up. While brand new clothes from a major department store is an enviable luxury, handmade or refashioned clothing can be just as grand, just as beautiful and just as luxurious. AND you get the smug satisfaction of of claiming “sustainable living”.
I started today by wearing my most favorite summer skirt – black linen with all over white embroidery, originally made by me from some stash fabric and recently taken apart and remade by me to be two sizes smaller. 🙂 Here’s a link to the original creation. Trust me – it still looks just the same only, er…smaller. Two inches smaller through the hips and three inches smaller at the waist. (Yeah Me!)