2010 is not just a new decade, it’s a year when many old school trends are popping back into the “what’s cool” and “what’s green” scene. Back in the day, before spending big bucks was the norm, people often upcycled and recycled without even realizing the benefits or what it was even called. With more and more people looking to go green, many back-in-the-day trends are making a huge comeback!
Today with the down-turn in the economy many people are seeking out ways to save money and become thrifty, turning what was once a thing of the past into a new trends that are sweeping the nation. Check out these trends that are making their way back and just so happen to be what we now call “GREEN”
Composting- An old school home habit that is reaching another peak of popularity, like that seen in the 1960s, according to Ann Mack, head of trendspotting for JWTintelligence.com. RecycleWorks explains composting as “Composting is nature’s process of recycling decomposed organic materials into a rich soil known as compost. Anything that was once living will decompose. Basically, backyard composting is an acceleration of the same process nature uses. By composting your organic waste you are returning nutrients back into the soil in order for the cycle of life to continue.”
Electricity Free Clotheslines- Every summer when the temperature is warm, I take advantage of reducing my own electric bill by using a clothesline to dry my families clothing. While many developments have rules about the use of clotheslines, many people are willing to break the rules or even hide clotheslines in an effort to cut back energy use. Environmental activists are currently working hard to bring back clotheslines and make it legal for people of all communities to take advantage of.
Home Cooked Meals- In a time where fast food restaurants were raking in millions from unhealthy eating habits and a time when more people are cutting spending, more are opting to cook at home. Home cooked foods are healthier and cheaper on the pocket book! As people realize the benefits of organic foods, whole foods stores and farmers markets are now catering to the home cooking trend!
60′s style in apparel and accessories- What we now call vintage was once all the trend! As mainstream buyers are looking for ways to upcycle old fabrics, many designers are bring in vintage patterns and textiles into today’s apparel. Talk about Sustainable style!
Last but not least- The BIKE– While bikes have never disappeared, more people selected to drive cars rather than peddle around town. With people looking to cut back gasoline purchases and looking for eco-friendly transportation, bike sales are back up, big time!