After months of fundraising, recruiting and planning, we’re delighted to be launching our first Fixing Factory in Brent on 23rd April.
We’re a small team, but we have a lot to say. Here we share our latest organisational news and our reactions to news in the wider world.
Fixing Factories: exciting new project in London
Announcing a new project, made possible thanks to National Lottery funding, in partnership with climate charity Possible, Ready Tech Go, West London Waste Authority, and Mer IT. Together in London, we’re designing and testing two visions of permanent places for community-powered repair: ‘Fixing Factories’.
Celebrating 2021: digital access, learning from our repairs and the Right to Repair
As 2021 draws to a close, it’s time to celebrate what we’ve accomplished together: in our campaigning work, learning from our data and helping communities fix up computers for those in need. We also remember those we’ve missed and share hopes for 2022.
Why our electronics break: what we can learn from nearly 10 years of repairs
We used our data about broken electronics to learn why they break, focusing on printers, tablets and batteries. Now we’re using these lessons to push for pro-repair regulation.
Sponsorship from eSpares
We’re happy to announce our new sponsorship by eSpares, an online parts store. Companies like eSpares are essential parts of the UK’s repair economy. eSpares wants to promote repair in the community, as well as policies that make repair possible.
Apple caves to pressure, giving access to (some) spare parts and repair information to consumers
Apple announced that some parts, tools, and manuals — starting with iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 — will be made available to individual consumers in the United States from early 2022. We welcome this announcement but remain cautious about the implementation.
Poll: Overwhelming Support for a Universal Right to Repair in Great Britain
A YouGov poll we commissioned shows overwhelming support for expanding the Right to Repair in Great Britain. 81% support expanding Right to Repair to laptops, mobiles and tablets.
Announcing our new Co-Director Fiona Dear
Meet our new Co-Director, leading on our activities in the UK, Fiona Dear. She brings a wealth of policy and campaigning experience, and has a personal commitment to waste issues and grassroots activism.