It's officially the day of declaration. The time has come to stop or start doing one or many of those things that concern or excite you. Cliched as they may be, I for one am all for New Year's resolutions. The demarcation of the day provides a simple opportunity to reevaluate and gear up for some sort of change. I offer three of mine and invite any to share them with me, but certainly ask all to encourage and push me toward their fulfillment.
- I resolve to aggressively increase my knowledge and understanding to consciously live in a way that through every purchase and all consumption I will not cause or sustain misery and suffering on anyone.
- I resolve that by June 1st we will either be in formal partnership with an existing non-profit organization engaged in textile reform, or will be in the process of beginning one.
- I resolve by the end of September to be part of an established upcycled clothing manufacturing link from Haiti to Vashon where Pepe (second hand clothing) is transformed from a debilitating burden to a resource that produces high value ready to wear clothing for the U.S. market.