A good example is kitchen appliances. We've had 2 or 3 ovens in the past 15 years, yet my sisters's old 1970's flat had it's original oven that worked like a charm.
problem is.. there isn't alot of it around! I want to shop fair trade and vegan but I also want to look nice.
I think this is pretty good motivation to go to vinnies, and may be the thing that will make me actually step into a vintage shop!
It's going to be a long road, one that will be filled with non fair trade items like jeans (because where would I get fair trade jeans that look nice and actually fit my shape!)
anyhoo here's some inspiration that trying to be fair trade/vegan/eco is fun
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