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April 18, 2012
12:43 pm
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My umbrella broke beyond repair about a month ago.  I've managed to either avoid the rain or wear a hooded rain jacket (which I tested in a downpour – definitely not waterproof, ugh) but it's getting unavoidable.  So I'm without an umbrella or a functional rain jacket for the time being.

 

A quick search of the blog found a post about repairing an umbrella in 2009.  What have you done for rain since then?  If I HAD to choose I'd go with a rain coat that I can also use on my bike, but I'm an umbrella girl at heart (not even that, a collapsible umbrella that fits in my purse lover – a true fashion vs. ethics dilemma). 

 

Google has shown me recycled umbrellas, biodegradable umbrellas, super expensive solutions, and plastic free umbrella components.  

 

Ideas?

May 27, 2012
9:11 pm
Maddie
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Just for fun I looked at Craigslist.  I found only one umbrella but it was stylin',

  I wish I needed an extra umbrella.  You can always try the thriftstores.  I don't have a huge problem buying used plastic items since they have already been purchased by someone else.  I'm with you, I really like nice umbrellas.

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