Monday Moaning

Consumerism!

The bane of modern society.

Today’s consumerism and the throw-away attitudes are major causes of society’s ills.

We should be looking at redressing the imbalance caused by planned obsolescence.

We should be looking at repairing what we have rather than chucking it in the bin and buying new.

We should be looking at the world of fashion that makes last year’s designs, too ‘last-year’ and the mania to buy new.

We should be supporting the local cobbler, learning how to use a sewing machine, looking for ways to economise instead of spend, spend, spend.

People are complaining they don’t have enough money to live on, but they make no effort to save money.

Don't throw them away, get them fixed

Don’t throw them away, get them fixed

Broken zipper, get it replaced, don't throw your good jeans away

Broken zipper, get it replaced, don’t throw your good jeans away

Missing button, sew on a new one

Missing button, sew on a new one

That's so last year, got to buy this years

That’s so last year, got to buy this years

All these are simple solutions.

But, oh no! Throw it away, it’s buggered, buy a new one.

Repair your shoes R$15 – Buy new shoes R$80

Fix your zipper (new) R$15 – Buy new jeans R$60-100

Sew on a button 30 cents & 10 minutes – Buy new shirt $20-50

Wear last year’s outfits R$0 – Buy this year’s R$100-500+

Unless we start and do things the way grandma did, we’ll never have enough money; and we’ll always be complaining about it.

What’s more, we need to shun the advertisers, we need to turn our backs on famous brands.

What’s more important, we need to teach our kids to do it.

We need to refuse the idea, it can’t be fixed.

 

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Hear, hear! I hear you. I am trying to change people’s thoughts too on my blog by getting people to see items that they would normally throw out & repurpose it into something they want or need. Keep up the good work. 🙂 G

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  2. Hello from Meet & Greet. I couldn’t agree with you more. Have my own sewing kit at home.

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  3. […] about this myself, sometime back. Actually, it was more recent than I thought. Check out this Monday Moaning on […]

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