In the magazine world, we work pretty far in advance to get an issue onto the newsstand on the date it's promised. Right now, we're just finishing up work on our Spring issue of Stitch.
|Learn more about the book in our Spring issue.|
Let me assure you, it doesn't feel like spring here in Massachusetts. It's been chilly lately, and over the weekend we got a storm that dumped about seven inches of snow.
Meanwhile, it's nice to be looking ahead to spring, with its bright colors, budding trees and flowers, and warmer temperatures.
For the Spring issue, I interviewed author Elizabeth Cline, who wrote Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion. You can read all about it when your Spring issue arrives, but let me tell you, Overdressed has some eye-opening revelations about the fast-fashion world.
Cline and I talked about ways to support ethical change in the cheap-fashion world. One way is to get the most wear possible out of what clothes you already own. She also noted the importance of clothing repair and resale.
I got to thinking how I'm pretty good in the category of wearing what I have. (Every now and then I realize I'm wearing an item I bought during high school or college. Eek.) I only shop a handful of times a year, and pick up a few basics for the season.
I'm pretty good at repairing what I have, too. Though, admittedly, when faced with patching a hole in a pair of pants or shirt, sometimes I'd rather not take the time to make the fix.
If you're looking for info on not only mending clothes, but how to do so creatively, Mend & Make Fabulous is available now for pre-order.
What about you? Do you mend clothes for yourself or your family when they need repair? Or is it easier to buy new? I can't wait to hear.