If you’ve got skills, let us know and we will add you to the Repair-ups Network. We often need fixers at our shops and events, and we are building a service that will help people in need of repair services find freelance fixers and local businesses who can help. Fixing stuff is a great way to help people, do something good for the environment, and make a little extra cash. Just tell us what kinds of skills you’ve got and where you live or work, and we’ll take it from there.
We can give you the tools to open and operate your own Pop Up Repair shop in your neighborhood. We’ll take you step by step through the process, from crowdsourcing a small amount of seed or “cushion” money, to finding a space and fellow fixers, to what kind of tools you will need and how to do your community outreach and marketing.
If you want to re-invigorate repair in your area, first read the column to the left and consider running your own Pop Up! If you can’t imagine doing that, you can try to bring us to your area, and we will do it for you. We have limited time available, so our first choice is to help you to do it yourself. But if you really want the original, contact us and we can talk!
We are able, on a limited basis, to offer one-day educational events and workshops. We create a series of hands-on workstations designed to teach basic repair skills and spark a larger conversation about the things we own – where they come from, how they are made, and where they go after we dispose of them. We have held one-day workshops with many types of clients and many age groups, including at elementary schools, college campuses, community organizations, farmer’s markets, Earth Day/environmental awareness events, and more.