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The truth behind 1000 thread counts

Buying bed sheets is one of those things we all do at some point in our lives. If they are not brought for us, we rock on down to the bedding section ourselves.

The price of bed sheets can vary – from $15 to a ridiculous $859 (the highest I’ve seen). For something so simple, it can also be a complicated task. The fact that a giant sheet of cloth can cost almost a grand and possibly more still amazes my brain and got me thinking — what is it that justifies such a price? Are the threads made out of gold? Is the entire sheet hand woven on a loom? Is it some special organic, fair trade cotton made with specialized NASA backed research breakthrough?

On closer inspection it was none of those things. Rather, it was this thing called ‘thread count’.

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How to slowly become self-sufficient

The issue with trying to live sustainably is that we often binge on the lifestyle of others before truly understanding our own personal needs. This can lead us to go out and spend on the things we think we need, resulting in stuff that we don’t actually use.

However, the thing with living sustainably is not about buying a set of fantastic Instagramable glass jars. It’s about how we go about living our day to day life.

a guide on sustainable living in 2020

Sustainability is an issue that we collectively face. Over the past few years, I’ve attempted to reduce my waste footprint but failed miserably.

In the last few weeks, as I reassess my personal situation, finances and where I want to be in life, I’ve come to the conclusion that I might just be doing this whole sustainability thing all wrong.

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