Every Town Needs a Remakery
|March 20, 2017||View for printing|
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's 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."
Wouldn't it be wonderful if this was staffed by retired artisans and makers working along side high school students.
The students could learn the key elements of business as well as the practical experience and craftsmanship from the retirees.
Wonderful community collaboration for the good of all.
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