Vintage isn’t just about photography styles. Vintage is an idea, a concept, a show-stopping piece that is handed down from family member to family member. It is antique jewellery passed from mother to daughter… it is the classic car, well over fifty years old and still performing its absolute best.
Vintage is about care and empathy. It’s about working hard on something in order to preserve it for as long as possible. It’s about conserving the life of an item, to ensure that it stands up to the test of time. Eventually, if you make do and mend for long enough, your item of choice will start to gain financial value, once again.
The idea of stretching things out, making do and mending, is not a new concept. We wanted to take some time and bring this way of life to the forefront of the 2020 market. We need to start reducing what we dump in order to save the planet… so mending the broken items we might normally throw away needs to become the new staple.
Why We Need to Reduce Waste?
The pressure is on in planetary terms right now. The Australian Wildfires at the start of the year proved this. The constant fires in the Amazon are accentuating it, and the younger generations are piling on the pressure. Carbon build-up is wearing holes into our ozone layer, which protects us from the majority of the harmful rays the sun emits. Without this layer, we are destined to die as the crops dry up.
The average American produces 2072 pounds of rubbish every year. Added up over the course of a lifetime and multiplied by the number of people on this planet, and you soon start to see why we need to act fast to preserve what we have left.
How Can we Reduce Waste Further?
Have you ever heard of mouldable rubber? This brilliant product can drastically reduce the amount you waste. Sugru produce a putty-like glue that sets into silicone, allowing a versatile product with more than a million uses. Lengthen the life of your expensive phone by repairing cracks in the screen, or by protecting the edges of it so that it won’t shatter if dropped. Use mouldable rubber to fix cracks in your car interior, in your bathroom tiles, or in any other area of your home.
Before you seek to rip the whole thing out and replace it entirely, see if Sugru won’t help you repair your damaged items, furniture, and electronics, without the need of a pricey repair. This saves you money, time, and energy… and that’s really the crux of the matter.
So remember, recycle reduce what we use, and lessen the waste we put out. It is only be doing these things that we can help to conserve the earth for those that come after us. Make a start today and get recycling, and don’t forget that Sugru is there to help you make repairs instead of costing you the carbon footprint associated with a full replacement.