A four day self initiated project. I created an illustrated repeat pattern each day, in response to an issue I consider important to me, others and the world.
Buying clothes secondhand is good for the environment as it does not increase demand for more new clothes to be made. Secondhand shopping is often less monotonous and expensive; it's a great feeling finding a unique piece at a bargain price! Places like charity shops, car boot sales, vintage shops, as well as online on depop or ebay are great places to buy pre-loved clothes.
Plastic pollution is a big talking point at the moment - with startling facts such as that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish, and that some single use water bottles can take 450 years to break down! Walking along the beach there are often more plastic bottle caps than there are shells, so be sure to help clean up the beach whenever you get the chance.
The "Just A Card" campaign supports independent shops, makers and designers, encouraging people to buy from them rather than big brands. Founded by Sarah Hamilton when she heard a gallery owner who had to close their doors saying that if everyone who had complimented them had bought 'just a card' then they would still be open - compliments are great but don't pay the bills!
There are lots of simple changes we can take to reduce our use of single use plastic - recycling whenever you can helps! Replace carrier bags with tote bags, invest in re-usable cups, flasks and cutlery. Store leftovers in glass jars rather than plastic wrap or bags, and refuse plastic straws. There are lots more ideas and solutions being thought up all the time, so get creative with ways to waste less plastic.
© Savannah Storm 2018