Have you taken the challenge? I have!
"I pledge to beg, borrow, barter, swap and Buy Nothing New throughout October."
Living a sustainable lifestyle is a subject I feel quite strongly about. Our daily choices have an impact on the world around us. In my everyday life I strive to lighten my footprint on our planet by recycling items that no longer serve their original purpose. I don't see the point in spending my hard earned cash unnecessarily, especially on items not intended to last more than a month or two, as I'm sure you all don't. As this is a sewing blog I won't go into a great debate about these issues here but I do encourage you all to think about how you spend your money and what you spend it on. Is it necessary or can you make do without? Perhaps you can recycle/refashion something to achieve the desired outcome.
Having taken this pledge I will not purchase any new items (apart from essentials, food etc) for the month of October. Therefore, I will not be purchasing any new fabric unless it is thrifted, however I don't think this will have any impact on my sewing as I already have a large stash of Spring/Summer fabrics just waiting to be stitched into garments.
Frugal living with a make do and mend attitude is a sustainable lifestyle so why not follow the link and take the pledge. Just think of it as a stress free, low impact savings plan. Are you with me?