Make It Last: Sustainably and Affordably Preserving What We Love
by Raleigh Briggs
Make It Last: Sustainably and Affordably Preserving What We Love is an illustrated guide to clothes and food and home. Raleigh Briggs bridges the gap between life in a disposable culture and the basic skills needed to save money and live more sustainably. This book teaches you how to extend the lives of the things you love by repairing clothing, preserving home-grown food, and even repairing your kitchen sink. Briggs takes her longtime commitment to community building through the DIY movement and shares her valuable experience with the reader through a conversational tone in her hand drawn and illustrated guide.
The Utne Reader described Raleigh's work as “A forceful antidote to the cheapening of thrift culture: a meticulously hand-lettered, pint-size volume. When you raise your fist against the values that derailed our economy, lift this book in it.” Now you can save money and save the planet while saving your prized possessions.
Published October 12, 2012 by Microcosm Publishing based in Portland, OR. USA.
About Microcosm Publishing
Portland's most colorful, authentic, and empowering publishing house and distributor, Microcosm Publishing equips readers to make positive changes in their lives and in the world around them. Microcosm emphasizes skill-building, showing hidden histories, and fostering creativity through challenging conventional publishing wisdom with books and zines about DIY skills, food, bicycling, gender, self-care, and social justice. Microcosm has lived in milk crates, in closets, in a mud room, in a windowless basement, in a church, and under a desk at a major credit card company. They've brought their brightly colored books to infoshops, zine fests, media summits, bicycle conferences, parks, street corners, house shows, dirty bars, all-night coffeeshops, art museums, and every corner of the mainstream where they could clear away a little space to set up shop. They set out to save themselves from not caring, but out there in the margins they found communities worth always doing it better for. Now they have contracts instead of handshakes, a warehouse instead of a fanny pack full of zines. They have a staff, they have relationships in the industry that send their books to places they wouldn't have dreamed they could walk into themselves. They're not as drunk or dirty as they used to be. But still, at heart, they've got this milk crate strapped to the back of a bike and they're riding wildly across town to hand you the book that might just be the one that saves your life!