I've lived in my little apartment since October and I've been struggling with my dining area since I've moved in. I spotted this table with the chairs at the thrift store right by my house a few weeks ago and have been talking about it ever since. I finally went back with my mom and her truck the other day and it was still there and the lady working told me it was $10 less than I'd been told when I was originally looking, and I knew I had to have it. The table top needs a little work, but that can wait for warmer days off. It fits perfectly in my kitchen and I'm so happy with my $35 thrift store find.
What's your most recent new to you find? 👇
Ooooo… look at all that beautiful oak trim for the farmhouse signs… can you imagine the travels and stories of these pallets and now they will be repurposed to gorgeous pieces of trim around hand painted signs. It just gives me a sense of… well satisfaction. #repurpose#pallets#workingwithmyhands#roosterhillhomestead
Regrann from @makesmthng - Take it from the man who led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.
In 1919 Gandhi asked his people to fight the British oppression in a non-violent way, by burning British clothes and other goods. In India local handicrafts were replaced by British goods, which lead to poverty among the common people. Gandhi called for non-cooperation with the British as a reaction to the oppressive policies. He encouraged the local population to start making their good themselves again.
Almost 100 years later his words are as relevant as back then but in a slightly different sense. Today the Western countries are shifting their factories for textile to India and other Asian countries for cheap production. The majorities of the people who make clothes for the global market live in poverty and are unable to afford life’s basic necessities. They are subject to exploitation, verbal and physical abuse and have to work in unsafe and dirty conditions. Capitalist economies, in which most of the world lives in, work on the expense of peoples working conditions, health, livelihoods, dignity and creativity. The legal minimum wage in most garment-producing countries is rarely enough for workers to live on.
Like the Indian people back in 1919 we have to start resisting, not for only for our own good, but most importantly for the people who suffer along the supply chain. We have to stop supporting the linear textile economy by changing consumption habits and using our voices to speak up for the movement.
#makesmthng#buynothing#makersgonnamake#slowfashion#saynotofastfashion#handmade#whomademyclothes#imademyclothes#circularity#circulareconomy#independence#mahatmagandhi#gandhi#gandhiquotes#fashionrevolution#speakup#fightforrights#reuse#reduce#recycle#repurpose#loveyourclothes - #regrann
Hey everyone 🙋♀️ I'm Theresa. I live in Calgary, Alberta with my big white dog, Loki (swipe for a bonus pic of the gorgeous gentle giant 👉). This is where you can follow my journey of trying to live simply and sustainably. 💞🌍
We’ve got a new range of backpacks in our shop. The ‘glamping pitch’. Created from old canvas tents, they reuse everything from the curtain material to the metal poles. For more info visit crackpacs.com