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.
Join our vision of sustainable repair for New York City and host a drop off location for our 2018 Pop Up. Our current partners include Patagonia, GrowNYC, and other local community and arts spaces that host a small space for customers to drop off their broken items. We’ll pick up the items as often as necessary, usually every 2 weeks, and then return them once fixed. All you need is a little extra space in your store front, community center, or workplace to keep the broken items and we’ll do the rest. Send us an email if you’d like to join our team of partners around NYC!
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.