About Us

This website has been produced as part of the University of Manchester research project:  Makers, Make Do and Mend led by Dr Helen Holmes.

The thrifty tips have been provided by participants of the research and also by attendees at a project event – The Make Do and Mend Expo held on the 8th June 2017 in Manchester.

Whilst the project has spoken at length with households about their thrifty practices, the event brought together a variety of thrifty third sector organisations, including Stitched Up and Real Junk Food Project Manchester to discuss how they provide for their communities in thrifty ways.

Both the project and the event have explored what being thrifty means and how being thrifty not only saves money, but also saves resources. Both of which are very useful given this era of economic instability and continued pressure on the planet with regards resources.

Please click here to see the booklet produced from the event.

Please click here to go back to the tips page.