Handmade Arts and Crafts In a Consumer Society

Do you know where and how the products that you buy were made? Would your perception of their value be influenced by them being handmade, rather than mass produced? Prior to the Industrial Revolution, everything we owned was either a product of nature or created by artisans, using skills that had been passed on from generation to generation, over hundreds of years. Do you think it is important to keep handmade arts and crafts skills alive? Could we learn from the Arts and Crafts Movement, as we try to build a more sustainable society?Continue reading

Can We Become Sustainable Consumers?

When you think about the future and the well being of your family, you are likely concerned about pollution and climate change and the need for us to live more sustainably. You are probably also trying to cope with the challenges of daily life and find time to be with the people you care about and enjoy hobbies or interests.Continue reading