I, Gail of Today's Agenda, am taking the Seamless Pledge until June 30, 2012.
For this six month period, I will refrain from buying
any new clothing or shoes
and instead turn my attention to using what I already own.
My reasons for doing this are the same as a lot of the participants: Because I have closets full of clothes and shoes, and "nothing to wear." Because I dislike feeling that I'm swayed by marketing. Because I would like to be more thoughtful and less impulsive in my purchases. Because I'm becoming increasingly uncomfortable with excess and consumerism. Because I'm beginning to prefer my hand-made items and want to focus on creating garments of quality.
So, we'll see how this goes. What I know about myself is that I generally lose interest in doing something as soon as I've stated an intention to do it! But I think this could be a really worthwhile experiment, so I'm going to do my best to stick with it.
If you're interested in doing this too or learning more about it, you can read the original statement on the Seamless blog. Andrea at Stitch Parade also wrote a very lovely post about it a month or so ago, which is where I found out about it.
Happy New Year!