Black Friday, Cyber Monday, the Christmas sales: we’re pushed to go hard on consumerism over the festive period.
Which is why environmental campaign group Greenpeace have teamed up with Fashion Revolution – a movement devoted to making the industry ethical and environmentally sound – for MAKE SMTHNG Week.
Taking place from the 2nd-10th December 2017, it’s all about helping you to make more and buy less.
The idea is to get the public excited about repairing, reviving and mending what we’ve already got; trying new skills like making our own cleaning products or vegan baking and sharing what we know how to do with one another – whether that’s how to keep a basil plant alive or the trick to fixing a zip.
MAKE SMTHNG Week is happening all around the world – visit www.makesmthng.org to find events near you! MAKE SMTHNG Week is about taking action – not only to save the planet, but also to practice a more creative, connected and active life which leads to more satisfaction and happiness than any short-lived shopping buzz. Sounds about right? Get inspired by following @makesmthng and using our hashtag #MakeSMTHNG and connect with other #makers. ——————————— @lunalettie painting a t-shirt at DiscoMAKE at @mercatometropolitano #makesmthng
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When you consider that over 100 billion garments are produced each year, with up to 40% of these going unworn or discarded, it’s clear that this is the sort of mindset shift we need.
Altogether, 200 events are taking place in 28 countries on six continents. Tuesday 5th December saw our capital step up, with DiscoMAKE at Mercato Metropolitano in south London. Here, designers and crafters helped members of the public to stitch and customise their clothes, as well as how to style out second hard stuff.
Orsola De Castro, founder of Fashion Revolution tells HuffPost UK: “[We were] super proud to be asked to be an official partner for Greenpeace’s Make Something Week (#makesmthng).”
#Repost @tdposh ・・・ ️ It’s officially @greenpeace @fash_rev #MAKESMTHNG week! Today I’m sharing my first ever embroidery project, inspired by @makesmthng imagery. You can see the full results and learn a few tips over on my blog (link in @tdposh bio). ️ What will you be making to cut back on the endless cycle of consumption? ️#makesmthng
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Source:: The Huffington Post – UK Tec