Sytt Slår Nytt by Karin Rubing
Sytt Slår Nytt (‘sewn beats new’) is the second poster from Swedish stitch design maestro Karin Rubing. Inspiring us to mend more and buy less, her poster shows us that stitching around moth holes can transform them from a source of irritation to a thing of beauty.
“Fixing things is not only about putting back together what is broken,” says Karin. “It can also be about making things better than they were before they broke. The best thing about clothes that need mending is that all you need to fix them is a needle and a thread. Not only are they fixed, but also more unique than before and perhaps even better looking. Let your imagination run wild and get your creative mending started!”
Because it’s more sustainable to mend clothes than to throw them. Not only does the average Briton add £1,700 worth of clothing to their wardrobe each year, 30% of the clothes in them never even get worn.
Give unloved garments a bit of TLC so they can climb up the wardrobe hierarchy or be handed to someone else for them to love. If you’re looking for some handy fixing tips, this Pinterest board is worth checking out.