A stitch in time

I saw a poignant definition of sustainability last week, “Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

I was reminded of it today. The motorcycle component I received in the post from India didn’t come in a padded bag or bubble wrap, it came in cotton packaging and it was STITCHED, not glued.

I’m not saying that’s what we should do (who has time to sit down and stitch up a parcel? Yes, I know, child labour, probably – but that’s another story. If they weren’t stitching-up this parcel they would probably be on the streets).

But it did make me think.

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