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Not everyone can afford a non plastic-y rain coat. Gore-tex fabric is expensive (and its a synthetic). Many waterproof items are made with nylon, polyester, and other plastics.
Wondering what cost effective solutions for the rainy and snow season….as far as ponchos, raincoats, etc. I worry that waxing a coat will be way too heavy and not be able to breathe or move easily. Any ideas for those living in soon-to-be-crazy weather like I do in the midwest?
Yes, Beth. Of course! I have been an addicted thrift shopper since the mid 1970s. I have also made a nationally award winning coat out of post consumer plastic bags, as well as 2 other garments out of post consumer plastic trash. My designs are shown in art galleries and runway shows. I CAN easily make and or wear synthetics, plastics…but I don’t want to.
My question was for a new way…and not to wear synthetics or plastics at all. I know that historically, cloth was waxed…and much of this came from the Australian outback. Since we have been discussing waxed food cloths, and rainy autumn is approaching, I had thought to post idea to the group as to what ideas could we come up with if we did not want to wear synthetics/ plastics (thrifted or new)
My question sounded stupid I guess, but I was actually looking for discussions on what folks are wearing and what solutions they come up with in.
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