Clothes and textiles that end up in landfill instead of being recycled have been on my mind for a long time. I’m a long time second hand (sorry, I think we’re supposed to say “gently used” now) clothing purchaser, both for myself and my children, know how to mend a tear and sew on buttons, and am confounded whenever reminded of the statistic that the average American has nine pairs of jeans in their closet. But, I’m a girl, and I like shoes, and I know I own more shoes than I actually need, for example (though again, probably nothing like what the “average American” (or Canadian, thank you) woman owns.
All this to say, I really enjoyed reading Revisiting Slow Clothing, and thought you might too.
If you’re reading this, would you mind de-lurking for a moment and telling me the age(s) of your favourite/most frequently worn piece(s) of clothing? Really. Yes, you. I’ll be sharing mine next, promise.