Church of Scotland calls for more darning.


THE CHURCH of Scotland today called for a return to the days of darning and sewing to help cut pollution and combat the throwaway society.

A report expected to be endorsed by the General Assembly suggested young people should learn traditional mending skills from the older generation to make their clothes last longer.

The Rev Ian Galloway, convener of the Kirk’s church and society council, said:

“Clearly we have a clothing culture which is very disposable and one of the ethical questions is how we can be a bit countercultural on this for the sake of people in other parts of the world and the environment. “

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