Week 29 Happy Canadian Thanksgiving
We had such a wonderful Thanksgiving event this year. Although we spent it away from family, we were welcomed by the bigger community of Naramata Centre. Being part of a "work weekend" and volunteering our time and energy, was my original inspiration behind creating a zero-waste apron.
Does anyone wear an apron anymore?
Historically, an apron was worn to protect ones clothing while cooking, for instance, thereby reducing the amount of laundry that needed to be done. Once again, this water conscious way of thinking is becoming evermore important.
This weekend there has been a lot of reflection on the past in order to understand how to move forward. I've been fortunate enough to participate in this discussion and am going home confident that there is a future here.
To parallel this work to that of sustainable fashion, it is important to look to the past and recognize what has gotten fashion to the place that it is. Sometimes it is uncomfortable, as the silhouette of this apron might remind people of a different era. But those memories might also be glamorous, and held close to our hearts. The process of letting go of what was and embracing what needs to be done, can be is slow and emotional.
Someone wisely said "a path is made by walking down it many times".
In order to implement sustainable fashion, or a sustainable lifestyle, a slow shift, and clear intention is required every step of the way.
This 52 week, zero-waste project is one step, a trial of sorts, to see what works, what doesn't, what others respond to, and hopefully, lend direction to where the path will go.
I am that I am.