- Buy used and swap (vegan) items when I can. At swaps, bring clothes but be moderate and selective with what I take. Be mindful of where the discards are going and whether that's the most useful place for them.
- Barring the above, I'd like to continue my efforts to buy either US-made or from dependable companies who have very specific claims about their labor standards (vegan, of course).
- Mending! What's got holes or is missing a button? Or just needs a hem adjustment? Resoling shoes. I can do simple fixes and call in the professionals for the rest. Or just when I'm lazy.
- Consider altering item for a new purpose
- Actually hire a seamstress to make a dress from a pattern for me. I tried to do this last year and got tripped up by fabric purchases and findings.
Thoughts and Research:
- Review how what I've acquired so far matches (or doesn't) what I swore I would stick to as my go-to themes in 2014 and beyond.
- Learn more about how I can reduce the impact of washing my clothing – this is inspired by this post on thedoublelifeofmrsm
- Figure out a better way to store brand information on my "I Shop" page, which houses a number of brands along with their information re animals, labor and environment.
- Research and post about fabric impact - both of non-animal "eco" fabrics (I know there is conflicting information out there but knowing what is said out there is my goal) in additional to animal-sourced textiles
- Progress: 1. bamboo;
- Research and post about options for routing unwanted clothing
* Credit: Some of these were sourced from Inelegant Horserider's Year of Challenges, which consists of a new sustainably-themed challenge each month.