Guest post by Fix It Workshop’s Matt Marchant: “Believe it or not, people do ask me which is best: New or old machines? There is of course, no right or wrong answer. My illustration focuses on an old favourite of mine; the Kenwood Chef.”
For us to believe that retailers are serious about repair and reuse, we need to see them fully integrated into their whole business models. Instead of PR, we need evidence of design for longevity, and greater guarantees on products.
We learned loads in our women’s skillshare, which Sustainable Hackney and the Hackney Fixers helped organise. We had 16 participants and five machines! Sewing machines can be disposable but they can also last decades.