I was quite intrigued to come across this post on the BBC news website earlier today.
When I first saw the article I thought it was all old news. I've written on here before about how more and more people are trying to follow the wartime ethos of make do and mend. I've certainly seen the republished Government guides from the time and have heard about how much sales of sewing machines have increased. What I hadn't realised though is just how "hip" it seems to be becoming. It seems that Topshop of all places are regularly selling out of the Make Do and Mend reissue! I have to admit that it wasn't somewhere that I would have expected selling it at all.
It seems that Mary Jane Baxter is planning to travel the length of the UK to see how people are making do and mending in these credit crunch times and Newsnight is following her as she goes. I'm not normally someone who stays up late enough to watch Newsnight, but for this I may have to make an exception – or at least find it on the BBC iPlayer!