Predicting the future and discovering my creativity during this holiday season that started many years ago in the spring.
I want you to know that I have an addiction!!! The big problem is I like to shop. I like to check out the latest and greatest of styles and purchase more of what I already have.
Until the old becomes new again or you rediscover a piece you forgot about and possibly paid to much for. Now it’s about how to make that piece fit into the future. Not the present, but the future!!!
For years I have had a love for denim!!! I have been collecting denim bottoms for over 20 years!!! Some of which I still wish I had today!!
I go through phases and for 5 or 7 years, I purchase the same brand, the same style (if available) until I discover a new favourite, then I repeat the pattern. I buy out of loyalty to the brand, not because I need another piece.
For the last 10 years I have started to Reduce, Repair, and Reuse my favourites. Below I cover some of what I have repaired!!!
Get more connected with your products by fixing, repairing, reusing, and recycling them.
It’s one of a kind, it’s my personal piece once it’s repaired.
It’s all about creative rework and possibly more rework, reimagine the possibilities… Below I mix my favourite sweater, with my favourite underwear (that got worn too much) with a beautiful vintage kimono piece I purchased in Tokyo.
You save money, if you buy better quality/style that last longer. You end up buying fewer or you have more reason to recycle as their is a more emotional connection.
When I arrived to China, I bought a scooter to get around, but what you quickly learn is their is a seat bandit(s) in town who take great pride and slicing seats, so I went through five new seats at $50 each in a few years, I decided to explore the creative side and for $5, I got the seat hand sewn.
Sustainability by recycling, reusing, reworking the garment or item!!! What are you doing?