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Darn Your Socks

In the workshop, we talked about how our society has become so accustomed to disposable things. When something breaks, we throw it out. It is amazing how many people see a hole in a t-shirt or sock, for example, and think that it can no longer be worn. For this action, we suggest repairing something instead of throwing it away. One great way to do that is to learn to darn your socks. If you have a sock with a hole in it, darn it! There are lots of darning instructions online or, if you’re lucky, you might be able to ask your parents or grandparents about how to darn. It used to be a really common skill!


  1. To repair and reuse an item instead of throwing it away.
  2. To learn new skills from another generation.
  3. To raise awareness of a simple action (darning) on a big issue (globalization)
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