When done right, owning clothes does involve a great deal of emotion.
"What does is mean to create a functioning wardrobe you can get a lot of use out of?" Elizabeth Cline asks. This is a vastly important question for the future of sustainable fashion. Rather than focusing solely on buying clothes made ethically or with less waste, we should focus on transforming what we have into things that we actually want to wear for years into the future.
~Veronique Greenwood via
Happiness is more than just the presence of pleasure.
It is controlled by the story we tell ourselves about our life.
Instead of telling yourself,
"My life isn't good enough until I get X, or until Y happens,"
change your story to, "I'm so lucky, I'm the kind of person
who needs very little to be happy."
~Tara Button in A Life Less Throwaway
I hope that in the year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes then you are making new things,
trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself,
changing yourself, changing your world.
You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly,
you're doing something.
“Technocrats tell us we can’t go backward, we can’t refuse technology, because then we won’t progress. We are told that life is increasingly complex, that’s the way it is. If this is all true, then we are doomed.
Going back to a simpler life based on living by sufficiency rather than excess is not a step backward; rather, returning to a simpler way allows us to regain our dignity, puts us in touch with the land, and makes us value human contact again.”
on a journey toward zero-waste, simplicity, + compassion :: daring to choose fair one choice at a time