Restart Radio Takeover: Why we repair in the community

We’re trying something new. Our volunteers are a crucial part of our work at Restart, and frequently appear as guests on our show. This week, and once a month from this week onwards, we hand them the reins. It’s a takeover.

Repair as PR stunt: retailers, give us more than clever campaigns

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.

SACOM activists protest the Apple Watch 3 in Hong Kong

Restart Podcast Ep. 24: Goodbye iSlave (Pt 1)

Many people think of slavery as history. But for Jack Qiu, the present-day treatment of some workers in electronics factories in China needs to be conceived of as slavery. And our own addiction to gadgets is its own, related form of mental “slavery”.

Restart party host James Diamond at a Restart party in Hackney

Restart Party Host Profile: Meet James

James has been tinkering from a very young age, honing his skills on dodgy cars and motorbike engines before moving to electrical devices. He organises Restart Parties in Hackney, North London, alongside the Hackney Fixers.

Logo: whitegoods trade association

Restart Radio: Saving whitegoods from waste

This week, Ugo is joined by Lawrence Carey from the Whitegoods Trade Association to explore solutions to the growing challenges faced by repair businesses.