Gentle Adventure is a project that aims to encourage a beautiful, ethical and sustainable lifestyle.

Repairing Sheets

One of my bed sheets ripped a while ago. At first it was just a small rip, but as I did not immediately repair it, it grew to be a hole the size of my hand.


The sheet had been cheap when I bought it, and had been presented as such. One in a stack of hundreds just like it. It had felt really replaceable, consumable. But because I only own two, I felt like I really needed to repair mine. Owning fewer items makes each individual item more important.

After mending it, the sheet felt somehow even more valuable. By repairing it I showed myself that the sheet was worth repairing. It wasn’t ruined or worthless.


A durable item is not one that never breaks, but one that can be repaired when it does. A needle and thread do not cost much, but can save a lot.


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