This is the third and final instalment of my mini series about the Make Do and Mend campaign. We pick up where we left off in the second episode and explore some more themes and lessons from the 1940s that really resonate today. In the second half of this episode I then leave the big-picture ideas to zoom right in on the topic. I share some of the practical tips and advice that I found in the reproductions of the leaflets produced by the Government as part of the Make Do and Mend campaign. Split into three sections: mending tips, garment care and stains/laundering advice, so much of what was shared then is surprisingly relevant and useful for today’s garments and lifestyles. Plus, we find out what tiny creatures our grandparents and great grandparents were also waging war on!
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The themes discussed in the episode are:
Locally produced fabric
Learn more about the Fibreshed movement HERE.
Planning new wardrobe additions
Mending and garment care
Tips and advice from the Make Do and Mend leaflets:
- Mending tips
- Garment care
- Stains and Laundering