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British consumers become producers to save money

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by David Masters
British consumers become producers to save money

People in the UK are changing from consumers to producers, with nearly a quarter of Brits now growing vegetables in their back garden.

According to the survey by online bank Egg, the UK is choosing self sufficiency to see it through the recession.

Twenty three percent of Brits have a vegetable patch in their garden, whilst 4% are raising chickens.

Other money saving techniques include cutting their own hair, with one in five (19%) Brits adopting this practice.

One in ten women are shunning high street fashion to make their own outfits, whilst one in fourteen (7%) of women are knitting themselves clothes or presents.

Patrick Muir, Egg.com spokesperson, said: “It’s interesting to see that people across the country are going back to basics and adopting imaginative do-it-yourself savings techniques.

Simple habits and a simple life are replacing luxuries, and a ‘can do’ attitude is coming to the fore.”

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