Tag Archives: sewing

Reclaim Mending

I’ve blogged about my lovely friend Anna-Marie before. Anna is one of the most authentic people I know, someone who truly tries to live her life with as small a footprint as possible. She has tried to live out her … Continue reading

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Faldas, Sinhs and Putting my Money where my Mouth is

This is a post about fabric, similarities and differences between cultures and the real cost of fashion. In 2008, I had the extraordinary opportunity to visit Laos through my work with MCC. Part of my experience there was a village … Continue reading

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the Art of Repurposing

When I think of thrift and peace – I often think of being at peace with the earth, by which I mean using thrift as a means for keeping things out of the landfill. You may not always be able … Continue reading

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To alter or not to alter, that is the question…

I bought these great Bluenote jeans at Above the Underground in Abbotsford last week.  For various reasons, this cool little thrift shop/retail training store is going to be closing on May 25th. (I’ll update this blog with a link to … Continue reading

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