For an entire year, I have not bought new clothes, driven by evidence of the harm the fast fashion industry does to the environment and the people who work in it. This was a big deal for me: I’ve always
We touch in so many ways, just not physically Tessa is at the garden gate and we lunge at each other. I want to hug her and kiss her, smack-bang on the lips (it’s a South African thing). Then we
The art of sewing is stepping out of the closet as we take a stand against mindless consumption of damaging fast fashion. The need and desire to sew rests deep in my bones. I learned to love it, very young:
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.
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
Today, I am wearing my most beautiful jeans and they are making me feel happy, so happy that I want to dance. Not even the gloomy weather can get me down. These jeans have a history, a karma, that is