Scrolling about on social media today I came across a fantastic video of Rebecca Burgess speaking at a conference in California. For those not familiar with Ms. Burgess, she has emerged as a pioneer in the soil to skin movement. A few years back Rebecca vowed to spend one year wearing only garments sourced within 150 miles of her doorstep. Her journey is a wonderful story but also a wake up call for all of us. She realized one day she was "talking the talk", not "walking the walk".
As I listened and pondered her story I realized I could easily say the same in my life.
In some instances we can play the naive card. I hadn't really thought about fossil fuels in my clothing and furnishings. Here I am though, farming and promoting all natural, humanely raised, sustainably produced wool products and I'm not "walking the walk in all areas of my environment. Once we have the information though, we need to make the changes in our lives. I now know. For the sake of our own integrity but also for our good of others.
And, let us not forget...