Some of my favorite sustainable reads last year were Conscious Closet, How to Do Nothing, Over-Dressed, and Plastic Free Life. They all have some great tips on how to work with what you have, and strategies to avoid bringing in so much into your life. I also volunteered at a local non-profit thrift store, and it was incredibly informative to work through all the donations, and really see how much textile waste is generated even in a small community, and what items have value to resell and which can’t be resold. Learning about the journey of donated textiles, from the local thrift stores, to the rag houses, and then eventually to overseas markets and landfills was really eye opening. My biggest takeaway was how important it is to take care of our items and repurpose them whenever we can.
This Earth Day, the Printfresh team is having a gettogether to teach one another mending, darning, and dyeing techniques. I’m personally excited to over-dye some of my favorite garments that have some mystery coffee stains on them - even just a quick dunk in some blue dye can transform anything into a totally wearable piece of clothing again!
Living a more eco-friendly lifestyle doesn’t have to be a huge mountain to climb. Small changes add up over time, and allow you to be more aware of your impact on the environment. From daily habits to big mindset shifts, our team is sharing the ways they choose to live in a more eco-conscious way.