I am rather buoyed by the announcement that the Pantone colour of 2017 is Greenery, and that in 2017 we are going to revitalise and reconnect. Less screen, more green, perhaps:
With that in mind, I’ve looked a bit further into the fashions and trends of the coming 12 months and am pleased to offer you some predictions for what’s going to be à la mode in 2017. I’d be happy to hear your predictions too:
OUT: Believing climate change and our natural world is primarily affected by other people.
IN: Taking personal responsibility and action in our every day choices.
OUT: Passive aggressive facebook chain letters. Twitter activism.
IN: Sending real letters to real people. Picking up the phone. Taking action.
OUT: Sharing links to clickbait, propaganda, disinformation and any other kind of fake news, even to show disapproval.
IN: Rewarding good journalism by paying for it and sharing it with others.
OUT: Consumerism. Really, we’re done with that now, right? And that includes at Christmas.
IN: Communities. Investing our time and money to create positive change in our communities.
OUT: The first person I see write, “Well, 2017, you’re not much better than 2016 are you?”…
IN: Telling people how much you appreciate them while they are still alive. Helping those in need. Making things better through small acts of kindness that will add up to a whole lot.
Happy New Year, friends. xxx