ZW History & Musings

10 Ways “Going Zero Waste” Benefits YOU

When people hear the term “zero waste” their responses range from disbelief to enthusiasm, confusion, overwhelm, or just blank stares. To clarify, I often say that it doesn’t really mean “ZERO trash or fail.” Rather, “going zero waste” is a lifestyle choice that creates an end goal to strive for: personal eco skills, knowledge, and… Read More 10 Ways “Going Zero Waste” Benefits YOU

ZW History & Musings

Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?

Another sweet estate sale score: vintage buttons! And no, this isn’t a stock photo– I sorted these myself to use in making upcycled tree ornaments! Ever wondered WHY there’re so many jars & bags of buttons at estate sales and vintage shops? Especially when most of our factory-made clothing today rarely comes with an extra… Read More Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?

ZW History & Musings

DuPont Nylon

As I write this post, it’s 95 (feels like 105) degrees outside in New Orleans. Having retreated to the shelter of our solar-powered air conditioning to write about the history of DuPont nylon, I’m struggling to envision what it would be like to wear stockings every day of my life– let alone in the summertime!… Read More DuPont Nylon