Hello! How have you been? Like most people in Scotland (84.5% voting turnout!) I’ve been rather occupied with the Scottish Independence Referendum. First there were a few sleepless nights before the big day. Talk about nerves! And then on Thursday night we sat up all night to watch the results. Talk about disappointment! This has been followed by a post referendum funk of the highest order, that I think 45% of Scotland is feeling right now. This isn’t the place for me to articulate my feelings on the referendum, but if you’re interested the National Collective always hits the nail on the head for me.
In an attempt to distract me from politics I’ve been browsing Pinterest. Something about the visual aspect of it has been quite soothing after everything! Here I came across this great ethical fashion resource – the Buyerarchy of Needs by artist Sarah Lazarovic:
I love how Sarah succinctly shows that using what you have is always the most sustainable solution, and buying new should be your last resort if all other options fail.
Speaking of ethical fashion resources then If you’re in need of some pointers I’ve got a few! With regards to thrifting there are some secondhand shopping guides on Moral Fibres such as my charity shop shopping tips, and eBay shopping tips, in case you haven’t come across them before.
With regards to making, my internet friend Jen of My Make Do and Mend Year has started two Facebook groups – Make Do and Mend-able for anyone interested in making and mending, and Pre Loved Craft Stuff where you can buy/sell/swap/offload any craft supplies. I’m not particularly crafty but if you are in an way slightly crafty then I’m sure these will be valuable resources for you!
Be sure to check out Sarah’s site too!
All images courtesy of Sarah Lazarovic.