With prices on the rise, a new trend is catching on in the US: mending. Fixing your favorite clothes isn’t just practical and sustainable, its adherents say. It’s also enjoyable and an antidote to tech-laden lives. Instead of overfilling landfills, menders aim to extend the life of clothing and transform perceptions around textiles. “Studies have shown that people get the same sense of satisfaction for engagement from shopping for new things, as you do when you’re maintaining or repairing the things you already have,” said Kate Fletcher, the Danish professor who coined the term “slow fashion.”

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