Our Story


Our Story

Pop Up Repair is an itinerant repair service for household items of all kinds:
Care for what you have.
 
Launched in 2013 by a group of backstage theatre artists, we believe that the practices of working by hand and of stewardship have great value as our society searches for a sustainable model of consumption.
 
We began by operating small repair shops in New York neighborhoods: in storefronts, at farmer’s markets, with partner businesses and organizations. Our shops have sparked an enormous response from our customers, from the communities we reach, and in the press. We have learned that people are hungry for repair services, eager to re-think the way we buy and spend, and willing to spend their money to take care of the things they have. We help make it easier.
 
Re-invigorating repair in our economy will help us rethink the way we design, manufacture, shop, use and discard. Repair creates a connection between what we own and what we value.
 
Sustainable. Convenient. Accessible. Care.

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