Join us at the Caledon Reduces Waste Event hosted by EcoCaledon on Saturday, April 30, 2022 being held at the Caledon Seniors’ Centre (7 Rotarian Way, Bolton). The Caledon Public Library will be in attendance with relevant titles from our collection including books about reducing waste, reusing, and repairing household items.
The Caledon Reduces Waste Event includes:
- Repair Café (12:30 – 3:30pm)
- Rerun Fashion Show (2pm – 3pm)
- Screening of “The Story of Plastic” along with a follow-up discussion (4pm – 6pm)
For more information visit the EcoCaledon event page: Caledon Reduces Waste Event – EcoCaledon
To learn more about reducing waste and repairing, check out these titles:
A guide to the art, history, and politics of visible mending–at once a practical instruction guide for techniques, a statement on the beauty of repairing and reimagining clothes, and a manifesto against fast fashion. Part manifesto, part how-to, this book persuasively calls for a new way of thinking and handling clothes, flying in the face of the supposedly life-changing magic of throwing them away. Kate Sekules’s message is simple: If your sweater gets a hole in it, don’t discard it–mend it! Changing the way we dress is easier and cheaper than we think, and with enthusiasm and wit, Sekules shows you how to fix your garments and make your wardrobe more interesting with visible mending techniques, and help save the planet (and your soul) in the process. The environmental and human impacts of our clothing consumer habits cannot be overstated. When we continually buy and discard clothes, we are contributing to pollution, exploitation, and the waste of natural resources. Instead, we should be buying less and better, swapping, embracing vintage, and of course, mending. Sharp and incredibly timely, Mend! is a push for a slow fashion revolution in which we stop to think critically about what we buy, where it comes from, who makes it, and what it is doing to the environment, and is simultaneously a fun, crafty manual that will inspire readers to roll up their (freshly mended) sleeves and get creative, share their designs, and form radical creative communities to change closets, lives, and the world
Consuming less is our best strategy for saving the planet-but can we do it? In this thoughtful and surprisingly optimistic book, journalist J.B. MacKinnon investigates how we might achieve a world without shopping
Get beyond the Mason jar and learn how to dramatically reduce the waste you produce over the course of a year–one sanity-saving step at a time–in this super-practical guide from the creator of The Zero Waste Collective.
Say goodbye to your bursting toiletries bag, fast fashion, and all the plastic crowding your pantry. It’s time to build less trashy habits for a more sustainable and ethical life. With relatable stories, compassion, and a realistic perspective, Tara McKenna will show you how in this ultimate guide to going zero waste(ish).
We all have that favorite pair of jeans — no matter how baggy or worn they might become. In the movement against throw-away culture and fast fashion, learn how to pick up a needle and rediscover the forgotten techniques and the joy of mending. In Visible Mending, Arounna explores why we should mend, and how to mend a variety of different fabrics. Work through the illustrated step-by-step instructions that will demystify mending techniques and discover how these can be easily applied to old items to give them a fresh, modern look. Packed with skill-based projects, this book reveals how to patch jeans, embroider over tears, dye stains and use the Japanese art of Sashiko. Visible Mending is a book for those who want to learn how to make the most of their wardrobes, be less wasteful, more sustainable and add a personal touch to their garments.
For more titles see our Read, Reduce & Repair book list here: Read, Reduce & Repair