I’ve always thought about life not as odds ‘n’ ends, but as odds and evens. There are those in life that are paired with another and those left standing alone. That is the yin and yang of life. And then there are the evens that flank the odds. So when you have 2 and add 1, you have an odd and an even. Two can set one apart. And three is the most stable number there is consisting of one even and one odd.
If you know where the fabric came from and you can choose organic or free-trade materials, and you are the laborer, you can have more control over your impact on the world and you can lighten your footprint. Lastly, I think we are in an era of personalization, when just buying mass-produced items everyone in the neighborhood has is finally losing its cache, and instead, when you make something for yourself to wear or to decorate your home, you can express your own personality through your creation rather than passively allowing a corporation to do it for you.