Stitch Don’t Ditch by Karin Rubing
The final poster in Karin Rubing’s mending triptych inspires us to extend the life of the clothes that have given us so much comfort and joy over the years.
“When a piece of clothing of mine gets a rip, or is just about to break because of wear and tear, I feel pleased,” says Karin. “This garment has maybe kept me warm when it was a cold and rugged winter’s day, or provided me with softness when I was having a sleep-in after a hard night. Now I get the chance to return a favour and give that garment a new life. There are so many times in life when we don’t get the chance to give things back to those who have helped us. But our clothes are not going away unless we throw them away, so honour that shirt and give it a little loving.”
Extending the average life of your favourite clothing items by nine months could reduce the carbon, water and waste footprints of your wardrobe by up to 30%. It also leads to an unquantifiable increase in happiness, as the clothes we love make us feel better.
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