Everything is Connected

Maybe there is Already Enough Clothing on the Planet. ;)

Maybe there is Already Enough Clothing on the Planet. ;)

If you look into the facts about the fashion industry and consumerism, it can be overwhelming and downright depressing. It can feel impossible some days to try to do the right thing:

Secondhand: how the past can save the future

Secondhand:  how the past can save the future

When I was growing up, my Nana brought me shopping at Filene's basement in Downtown Boston on Wednesdays, and we bought clothing for all 17 of her grandchildren.  She also sewed and created clothing that we loved.  This handmade and bargain clothing was passed around and around the family. 

Swapping clothes happened because saving money made sense. The happy consequence is that it was one more way for us cousins to stay connected.