Yet another compelling reason to recycle your plastics. You don't want unrequited love in your hands along with everything else now do you? 🙂
Onto shoes. I am no Imelda Marcos when it comes to shoes. I have struggled buying ethically made shoes in the past, and so apart from a few pairs, the rest of these guys were bought second hand. And I dont know - buying shoes second-hand just ain't as enticing somehow. Hence my modest collection of 34 … Continue reading Downsize me/The Wardrobe diet. Step Three: Shoes
I just stumbled across this article on the Guardian about the carbon cost of our laundry practices. Laundry, laundry, bore, bore - I know. But its important people! Essentially there is one message - those dryers are menaces! After reading it, I thought I should probably bookmark it and blog about it in the winter, when … Continue reading Whats the carbon footprint of a load of laundry?
The Big Shwop isn't going to get party political on you, don't worry. Just go vote, that is all. There is such power in each and every tick and this video seemed to fit well with the importance of using your voice.
Annie Leonard, the American proponent of sustainability behind the Story of Stuff, the Story of Cosmestics and a bunch of other stories is back again with the timely Story of Broke. "The Story of Broke calls for a shift in government spending toward investments in clean, green solutions—renewable energy, safer chemicals and materials, zero waste and more—that can … Continue reading The Story of Broke
I have been awaiting something like this. An easily digestable account of the lengths that common high street labels are going to make sure that the people making their clothes are on a living wage. Or the shorts - most of them unfortunately aren't going to any lengths at all. Labour behind the Label marked … Continue reading The Labour behind the label
The Slavery Footprint shines a light on the human cost of your level of consumerism. You take a quick survey, and it calculates from your style of living how many people in your supply chain are enslaved. The survey's not perfect - there's no room to recognise what might have been second-hand or fair trade, … Continue reading How many slaves work for you?
So beautiful to see the place we are standing from this vantage point. Sometimes a bit of perspective is good. I loved spotting the lightning storms too.
Why throw something away when you can fix it and get many more years use from something you love? Its better for the environment, a way of actively consuming less and a way to keep your most loved items rocking just that little bit longer. There are many locals shops who repair shoes, clothes and jewellery about … Continue reading These shoes were re-made for walking
Unconsumption is a blog that seeks to be ' Your daily source of inspiration for creative reuse and mindful consumption.' Great! And one part of this is through Uncollection, a concept that turns the branding of consumerism completely upside down. Whats the idea? Take that thing you are reusing, recycling, upcycling, making or crafting and 'brand' it … Continue reading The Uncollection from Unconsumption