In certain situations, there will be times where you must make do with limited supplies and ideas to create a solution. This can be difficult, but positivity and creativity can really help conquer a tricky task, whatever the scenario. Applying the make do and mend attitude to the present day can open a door to opportunities, answers, and results. Find out more about the make do and mend meaning, and how our cadets take on this attitude to find solutions to tasks.
What is Make Do and Mend?
The saying ‘make-do and mend it’ originates back to the Second World War. Due to the sheer amount of material and fabric that had to be made into military uniform, a clothing shortage hit the UK. Factories were under enormous pressure to provide, and the making of regular clothing took a back foot. Every adult was given 66 tokens per year – these were used quickly, with 11 tokens needed for a dress, and eight for men’s trousers. As the war continued and worsened, these tokens were reduced further.