Durban was always going to be my big challenge a mere four-something months into my year of not buying new clothes. A visit to my old hometown has always included wandering through clothing shops, picking up an item or two.
My most favourite things right now are a small inverter, two water tanks and a sense of humour. It’s been hard to keep the latter when the foremost givens – access to clean piped water and a reliable electricity supply
Black Friday is all set to spark the frenzy of festive season buying: you know, when we spend money we often can’t afford on things we and our giftees don’t need. The meaning of Christmas drowns in a flood of
Could giving up buying new clothes be the biggest personal change you can make for the environment? That’s what The Guardian asked in an article on the growing number of people moving away from fast fashion to second-hand clothing. I came
Seven. It shows up everywhere, from major religions to popular book titles. Naturally, the days of the week, the wonders of the world, the continents of the Earth and the colours of the rainbow are arranged into seven. It’s the