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Savoir BIEN CHOISIR & ACHETER

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Clothing / Decorating items / Gastronomy / Life-style… 1000 tips and hints on how to spot quality in what you buy Do you know how to: -Try on a suit? -Decipher the technical jargon used for tiles or textiles? -Recognize the construction of a shoe? – Recognize a quality carpet? – Estimate the life-span of a leather settee, a candle? – Understand what makes the difference between a 5 euro and a 50 euro knife? -Examine a handbag? – Choose a sturdy umbrella? – Avoid being conned by a fake ‘handmade’ pottery? – Tell the difference between glass and crystal, true and fake gilding? – Find the best teas, the best coffees, the best chocolates, the best spices? Our grannies used to say “We can’t afford to buy cheap” And they were so right! Because buying quality is to invest in durability. In the long run, it’s good for the purse, good for the planet and good for the economy because quality products are very often made in our country! The throw-away era is over, here comes the sustainable era. The fruit of dozens of interviews with craftsmen and professionals dedicated to their trade, this guide tells you everything you need to know to buy fifty everyday objects and products we use without really knowing them: shirts, jeans, hats, ties, scarves, glasses, watches, perfume, furniture, frames, bookbinding, pens, musical instruments…….. Olivier Barrellier is a journalist specialized in sustainable development technology. Ines Peyret is a journalist. She is the author of: Le Dictionnaire à tout faire, Vinaigres à tout faire, Le Dictionnaire à tout faire du jardin, Récupération Et Recyclage À Tout Faire,.

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ISBN: 9782716314206
Title: Savoir BIEN CHOISIR & ACHETER
Release date: 11/03/2010
Page number: 336
Format: 15 X 22

About the author
Inès Peyret is a journalist and a would be MacGyverette. Like her hero, one day, she decided to become the queen of resourcefulness. Not to fix a broken down nuclear plant with a coat hanger, a yogurt pot and a used chewing gum, oh no! What she really wanted was to be the improvised genius of everyday life to solve uncool, annoying and frustrating ordinary problems. So now, years later, with zero stress and using everything at hand, she deals with the most critical mini crises with efficolonomical – efficient, ecological, economical – solutions while remaining elegant. She collects tips from around the world and gets her loved ones to test them before putting them in her books, Les Dictionnaires à tout faire. If you dream of making the perfect ecological sink unblocker as easily as an exfoliator for a soft and silky skin, of getting rid of stubborn stains or exterminating an army of white flies with the cold determination of a mercenary without polluting the planet or losing your cool while stimulating your creativity, follow Inès. Inès Peyret is journalist. She is the author of THE collection " à tout faire".