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Whether you want to atone for a fast fashion habit or simply make your clothes last longer, mending is a sustainable (and meditative!) pastime worth taking up. The Mender’s Companion, a ’zine by Oregon-based artists and sisters Nina and Sonya Montenegro, makes it easy with stitch how-tos, instructions for mending by hand or machine, DIY hole-darning techniques, and tips on how to  keep your closet  eco-conscious ($14, 

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by Lisa Butterworth

This article originally appeared in the April/May 2018  print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!

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