Barbara Friedberg, MBA, MS, is editor-in-chief of BarbaraFriedbergPersonalFinance.com where she educates, inspires, & motivates for wealth in money and life. Learn personal finance from a real life portfolio manager. Stop by her site to pick up a FREE eBook, 20 Minute Guide to Investing.
Barb was brought up green, before it was fashionable. In fact, the great depression influenced my her parents, grandparents and relatives to conserve resources. Once you get these habits ingrained as a kid, they stick!
This is part one of the “Waste Not, Want Not” Green Tips Barb is writing for Sustainable Personal Finance.
Let’s discuss clothes and sustainability. First off, if you don’t know how to sew, learn! You will save a bundle by doing your own hemming, mending and adjusting. I had some old capri’s with wide legs. Ten minutes on the sewing machine (left over from high school) and the legs were narrow and right in style. Wear out the knees in your slacks or jeans? Cut them off, hem, and you have shorts. (Don’t get me started on sewing pillows with remnants for home decorating.)
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