Re-using is a major part of the new ecology - planet friendly economics - beyond the financial alone. And I'd like to think I'm pretty good at it. It's a skill that has been passed down to me, and the rest of my siblings, from my mum. Some might say I'm tight, I have a different viewpoint.
As some of you will be aware I have recently moved home. A second downsizing in six years. Great for simplifying living. What is surprising is the keepers, of which there are many. Two were revealed this week when rummaging through some old photos.
This main photo was taken at Milford Sound, New Zealand back in 2004. Yes, folks, that's 15 years ago. I'd like to bring your attention to the sweaters. Both of these little beauties were bought when I lived in the US, so we are talking pre-1997 when I moved from the States to Australia. They're at least 7 years old when the photos were taken.
Since new, I've had an enormous amount of wear out of these clothes. The blue and white was in particular a major feature throughout our travels to, from and around Australia. We haven't been through the Aussie photos yet, but those who followed the blog of the year-long adventure in our last year there would be well aware it was worn pretty much the whole way around. Twenty two years later, that's for over a third of my lifetime, they are still going strong.
Here they are today, 25/9/19.
The really weird thing about clothes that last, have staying power is they become increasingly comfortable. It's like they have a life of their own, a personality, an energy and presence.
Do you have clothes that become part of your life... seemingly forever ?