I read the post on Frugal Upstate blog about mending and I just have to throw in my two cents' worth. It's a shame that more people don't mend clothes and linens instead of throwing them out, but in this age of consumerism, we're expected to throw things out or give them away at the first sign of wear. If you believe the hype, you'll learn to think of wearing "old" things as beneath you. After all, don't you deserve better than that?
No. I don't care who you are, you don't "deserve" better. All money matters aside, nobody deserves to waste the resources of this planet to satisfy his/her own ego.
I'm not militant about the environment - I don't even think about it that often. You don't have to be a tree hugger to see that wastefulness is... well, it's selfish. There's no other way I can think of to say it.
Frugal living and simple living and conscious living have a lot in common. I'd like to think that the main thing they have in common is common sense. And I wonder why they still call it "common" sense, because it sure isn't very common.