Toward Sustainable Habits and Durable Prosperity
Meet Mandie Turner Mitchell, the third economy. Since the first oil shock in 1973, We have been taught to reduce, reuse and recycle in order to insure an adequate pool of resources for industrial consumption. One half of the production cycle is a careful utilization of resources and labor at the cheapest cost, while the other half of the cycle is the mass-production of stuff with which we fill up our shopping carts.
Beyond the brief existence of the stuff we accumulate, a new life awaits those objects of which we quickly get bored. With knowledge and artistic skills, they become inputs for the production of well designed, hand-made, and unique objects created by local artists.