Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive.
RUDE relates to the above quote by Cascio, and is all about the joy of a frugal lifestyle. Oftentimes we discuss our ability to survive should the great disruption eventuate. We know it’s about having resilience, and we endeavour to be mindful, and also not rely on consumerism to meet our needs. We want a slow and thoughtful life that shuns the trends of busy, and shop till you drop. We embrace a lifestyle that’s based on an ethos of simplicity and sustainability.
Last weekend RUDE Girl participated in Brimbank City Council’s Sustainable Living Expo. It was great to be invited to return to such a vibrant community event. The setting for this event is also unique, and adds to the atmosphere. There is a large old white house as a community centre with a huge community garden adjacent. It’s a magic place.
And even made better by the enthusiasm of the staff and volunteers. This community centre thrives because it appears staff are happy, and volunteers are respected. Brimbank City Council you could bottle this sweet nectar and sell it.
Photo below: The Westvale Community Centre.
I have been patching RUDE boy’s red tab Levis using cotton twill patches, and sashiko stitching them to the inside knee areas. At the Expo I took along these jeans to demonstrate rude sashiko stitching.
Photos x5 above: The various stages from start to finish of the right jean leg and the inner seams.
Photo below: A Chinese woman at the Expo was keen to have a go at sashiko! Here she is commencing the left jean leg on the same pair of jeans.
The left jean leg does not have any holes but the denim is wearing very thin. The darker blue fabric on the underside, together with the sashiko stitching will ensure the knee area is reinforced.
Beat The Man, be resilient and sustainable, and thrive!