Every town needs a Remakery.
The Edinburgh Remakery is a social enterprise that teaches repair.
The shop sells refurbished computers and furniture and hosts workshops where people can come along and learn how to repair their own things.
There is a big vision behind it: “we want to generate a repair revolution. This means changing the way people use and dispose of resources, encouraging manufacturers to build things to last and to be fixable, and making sure the facilities are in place to allow people to repair and reuse.”
The Remakery was founded by Sophie Unwin.
This generation needs some re-skilling, access to the tools to do it, and some encouragement to give it a go.
These projects are important right now, because those repair skills are still out there in society, and they might not be for very long. Many repair businesses have gone already.
This decline in repair facilities is repeated all over the world and it makes the throw away culture self-reinforcing.
Eventually we won’t be able to repair things if we wanted to. There’s a window of opportunity for creating businesses like the Remakery, catching and passing on those repair skills before they are gone.
Learn: new repair skills and techniques
Fix: your broken goods at low cost
Buy: top quality second hand goods
Are you fed up of paying too much for computer fixes or being pressured to upgrade?
Are you tired of sending broken stuff to the dump or having broken stuff cluttering your home?
Do you want an end to a world where things built to break down in the first place?
Remakery in Scotland are starting to help revive a culture of repair.
Remakery are not content with teaching repair skills in the community, we want to generate a repair revolution. This means changing the way people use and dispose of resources, encouraging manufacturers to build things to last and to be fixable, and making sure the facilities are in place to allow people to repair and reuse.