Make It Last: Sustainably and Affordably Preserving What We Love
by Raleigh Briggs Author
An illustrated guide to clothes, food, and home
Make It Last: Sustainably and Affordably Preserving What We Love is an illustrated guide to clothes and food and home. Raleigh Briggs bridges the gap between life in a disposable culture and the basic skills needed to save money and live more sustainably. This book teaches you how to extend the lives of the things you love by repairing clothing, preserving home-grown food, and even repairing your kitchen sink. Briggs takes her longtime commitment to community building through the DIY movement and shares her valuable experience with the reader through a conversational tone in her hand-drawn and -illustrated guide.
The Utne Reader described Raleigh's work as “A forceful antidote to the cheapening of thrift culture: a meticulously hand-lettered, pint-size volume. When you raise your fist against the values that derailed our economy, lift this book in it.” Now you can save money and save the planet while saving your prized possessions!
Second edition description:
Fix it, ferment it, and make it fit—don't throw it out! Save money and live more sustainably with this illustrated and hand-written guide to extending the life of your clothes, good, and household items. Darn your socks, pickle your surplus of garden produce, repair your kitchen sink, and so much more. Sustainability and endangered basic life skills go hand in hand in this charming resource. Raleigh Briggs, author of the bestselling Make Your Place, brings an encouraging patience and can-do attitude that shine through the pages. The perfect gift for a teen or new graduate, or resource for an established adult looking to consume less and keep the things they love around for years to come.
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