Thursday, November 27, 2008
are you familiar with buy nothing day? if not, check it out here. will you be participating? it is friday (tomorrow) in north america and saturday internationally. these are supposedly the biggest shopping days of the year. i guess it would be black friday for the usa, which i hear is going to be much more mellow than years before. it was pretty disgusting hearing on the news that people were lining up at walmart at 5am and loading their shopping carts with stuff.
i would say the exception to buy nothing day would be buying local/independent/handmade. i think that's ok in my books.
it seems a lot of fashion bloggers are kind of reassessing their needs vs. wants or going on shopping bans, or just trying to spend more consciously. i think this is a great trend.
also, another interesting thing: did you know that throwaway fashion that can't be recycled makes up 30% of britain's landfills? that's pretty crazy. read here.