Sarah Day, Founder of Wear and Resist on celebrating Cronehood.

Birthday thoughts on Cronehood

I am done with worrying about getting older. I’ve known too many people who didn’t have the chance to get the age I am now, 53. I am officially an old young person (maybe that’s stretching it) or a young old person (sounds a bit more realistic.) I’m at the age that when I was younger if I heard on the radio that someone had been killed, would have thought, ah well, at least they had a good life. And I have had an extremely good life so far. 
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Sarah Day wears her new Crone necklace

Owning the CRONE!

It’s hard to keep telling yourself that you are ‘aging beautifully’ or rightfully, or that there is any value at all in aging, when as a culture, we really don’t put much value on wisdom or lived experience.

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On letting go

On letting go

Before my senior year of university, I spent a summer back home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, flipping burgers in a kitchen by day and waitressing at Applebees (think TJI Fridays) by night. One evening towards the end of the summer I went over to introduce myself to a couple who just been sat in my section. 

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Wear and Resist is now solar powered? Solar panels on the roof of Apsley Barn.

Solar-powered! 🌞 and a bit about our house journey

I'm so pleased to announce that Wear and Resist is now solar-powered!  Wear and Resist is now runing on solar energy. Matt (my husband) has fitted more than a few solar...
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Sarah and Eliza Day at the 15th anniversary celebration of Women for Refugee Women

Love as a radical act? Thoughts on the refugee crisis

Yesterday morning I was driving through the rain listening to the presenters on the Today Programme on the BBC trying their best to wind us all up about refugees housed...
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Sarah Day, Founder of Wear and Resist wears a Persist necklace.

On Keeping Going

I hate selling.

There I’ve said it. I spend a lot of time wondering how I got into the business of selling when it’s not something I’ve ever been good at. I had a summer job in London when I was 19 – cold-calling offices to sell them double-sided typewriter ribbons (yes I’m that old). I think I lasted three days.

It’s a hard time for selling right now. A lot of us aren’t quite sure how we are going to pay our bills this winter. I usually trust my gut to read the room when I’m coming up with new designs or trying to do a bit of ‘marketing’ (another term that gives me the cold shakes), but I haven’t bought myself anything very treaty or nice in ages. So it’s not easy trying to figure out what to say. I don’t want to use payment plans like Klarna because I don’t want you to buy my designs unless you can afford them and they will brighten up your life, or if you’re buying a gift - a friend’s life in some way.

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On Being Brave, thoughts on life and mortality

On Being Brave, thoughts on life and mortality

I originally designed this bracelet for a beautiful young woman – using her mother's words from near the end of her life. Her father read from the notebook she had kept at her funeral. She’d been in pain and on a lot of drugs, so they were disparate thoughts, lists and memories, but interspersed throughout: the phrase 'be brave,' again and again, like a mantra to herself, and finally right near the end, 'be brave, it's supposed to be hard.' ...

An image of Jo running from Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Little Women.

On Running and Little Women

Nearly a year ago we went to see Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Little Women on Boxing Day. I was sceptical, sat in the plush seats of the Oxford Playhouse. I...
RESIST - What's in a word - Feb 28 2016

RESIST - What's in a word - Feb 28 2016

At a festival last summer, my daughter and I wandered into the Healing Field in search of cake – and after sharing an oversized brownie while watching a decidedly hung...
Sarah Day, the founder of Wear and Resist wears a Persist necklace

Nevertheless she persisted - June 25th 2018

I drove home early this morning from London where I had spent yesterday accompanying my mother to the hospital. She has only recently found out she has stage 4 lung...