A Chat With My Knitting Queen: Amy McLachlan

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I am very excited to share this one with you because this is with my lovely friend Amy! Amy is a university student who started up her own Etsy store that brings wonderful, cosy goods that will make those cold British winter months that little bit warmer. Amy is also a student so I wanted to interview her because I see her as an inspiration for having the courage to launch something that can provide some support for herself while also doing her degree.

So, without further or do let’s get on with it!

Amy interview pic

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What I Would Tell My First Year Self

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Another academic year has come to an end. For me, I have another year of undergrad but for some of my friends, this is it the big G. Graduation. I can’t imagine how they must be feeling and I don’t really want to yet. Instead, I have been thinking about how I am going to approach this final year in a place that has had a big hand in making me into the person who I am today in both good and bad ways. This thought process led to thinking about what I would tell my first-year self. It is crazy to think I have only one year left and that some of my friends are actually done… woah. Life realisation moment, haha.

Anyway, let’s get on with it.

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Embarking on Becoming Plastic Free

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So, this year, in my opinion, the year of plastic free and waste reduction. I say “in my opinion” because I have become aware that there are many people out there who have been working on and practising this lifestyle for years! For the rest of us, I feel like we are more aware of it now because many businesses are using it as their new front in order to gain more popularity. Of course, this is not a bad thing but in many cases a companies main motivation is profit and getting as much of it as possible. This means they are producing all these new stainless steel bottles and straws or thicker more durable plastic equivalents and that still means more plastic production and fossil fuel use. The best way to break this I guess is if a company only made a certain amount and say “OK this is it humanity, buy these and you will not need to buy any again” but then how do these producers sustain themselves…? Also what happens to certain companies if you cut off the sale of single-use products? Bit of a Catch 22 situation right? If any of you lovely readers are more informed on the impact of zero waste lifestyle on big companies lifestyle companies any articles/ explanations below. I for one am curious to know!

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