Another part of the sustainability story is making do with what you already have and mending it if possible. I always remember my Gran darning socks and clothes and she always had covers on the sofa to stop the arms and headrests getting worn. Maybe as things are becoming cheaper it is easier to buy new and start again rather than repair. I certainly had this mentality at the start of this journey but the more I read the more my opinion is being altered.
In January one of my favourite necklaces broke – it wasn’t a particularly expensive one but it went with lots of things so it was really handy. I was chatting to one of the school mums on the way to school who had just done a jewellery course and was making recycled jewellery (umberfox.co.uk) out of glass. I gave her two of my necklaces that had broken and hey presto within a week I am back wearing them. Result!