In the past 100 years, the world population has quadrupled. This means we have more and more people using our limited natural resources. So it’s only logical that we try to repair what we have instead of throwing things away.
But there is also The Aesthetics of The Mended. Reparations can turn something insignificant into something sublime.
Worcester porcelain plate, c.1770 + Past Imperfect, The Art of Inventive Repair is a blog focusing on “Antiques with inventive repairs (also known as “make-do” repairs) are unique examples of necessity and thrift, made during a time before Krazy Glue was invented”.
More: You can hardly see the mend.
The mended mat shown here was found with a marriage contract for the remarriage of a poor couple.
Kintsugi: Mending the Broken Plate
Make-Do-And-Mend.org is a crafty, green, informative and design website, trying to tackle the problems arising out of the commercial direction of the fashion industry.
PATCH HAPPY! From the blog REPAIRED THINGS
Darn It!, how to mend a sock