June: Conscious Consumerism
We had a lovely turn out for June to talk about conscious consumerism! Joining us was Erika Larson with Heirloom General to discuss being conscious in how we purchase items and thinking about the waste that not only happens after a product has been purchased, but way before it even hits the shelves. Read on to learn more.
The average woman wears something 8 times before getting rid of it.
“I like saving things from the dump but do I really need this thing?”
Planned obsolescence - pre-planned obsolete things
Cars, appliances commonly become functionally obsolete because of an outdated design or feature that cannot be easily changed.
Transparency - how did this thing get to me? What resources did it take to get to me?
Waste & Want: A Social History of Trash - Susan Strasser
Good resources for thrifting and buying used:
Smaller thrift stores
Refit Athletic - Burnsville
Park Point Rummage Sale - Duluth
Church garage sales
Good On You - App