Everett has finally gotten to the point where he can wear this beauty of a sweater. This is the same sweater that my Grandma knitted me when I was a baby 27 years ago. It's the same sweater Tucker wore when he was that size. And it is the same sweater that I will save for their kids, should they have them someday.
Can you imagine passing your average Target sweater on for generations? Yeah, me neither. Most of mine have holes, buttons missing, zippers ripped after one month let alone several years. Things just aren't made like they used to be, unless they are made in the same way.
Handmade items made with love are still the ones that last, the ones we hang on to. And so those are the ones that I will continue to surround myself and my family with and hopefully that I will start making for us myself someday. Remember, buying, making, having, and keeping things that last is one of simplest ways to make a difference for the environment.
What are your favorite well made items? How long have you had them? Where did you find them?