Mending is more than just the physical act of patching and repairing, it's a conscious decision to appreciate the value of what we have, reject the constant pressure to consume and to celebrate the fact that we have the power and skills to make something broken, whole again.
May... We're in May now! How did that happen so fast?! And here we are, another month into our Make Do and Mend Year. We're using the Make Do and Mend Year Sustainable Planner (from My Make Do and Mend Life), and the topic for this month--MEND
For the first time since embarking on this Make Do and Mend year-long project, I feel like I don't have a lot to write about this month's topic. Mending is what I already do, so it doesn't feel like something I need to make a big plan for, or set of goals for this month. If clothing needs mending, for instance, I mend it. And, lately, if clothing can be reused, but needs new life, re-fashion is something I consider. If something here at home is broken, we try to fix it. If something is worn out, does it actually even need replacing? If something truly must be replaced, we research the options, and try to make a smart, ethical, eco-conscious choice.
The heavy weight of cheap, disposable goods hangs over our heads as a society. Mending is a great way to save resources, not create more trash, and say no to the cheap goods!
Do you have a special project or focus for this month, or for the year? Do you have any tips or ideas to share?!