Prevent (more) stuff going to landfill.
Empower people to repair their own stuff.
Create a community who help others by using their (repair or other) skills.
Lengthen the life of items – saving money and resources.
Create an open, accessible and welcoming space for people to get their stuff fixed for free (donations will be welcome).
Create a space for people to learn, share and use their knowledge.
Be the springboard for other community projects;
Hi, I'm Guy - it's my fault all this. That's not me on the left by the way and I don't know those people above either. We just needed some images. ;-)
I’ve been fixing (breaking) stuff since I was a kid. Can’t help it. I’m just not satisfied if I don’t know how something works, what’s inside or how to get into it. This has helped me fix a lot of stuff.
Recently I’ve moved to Dumfries and I wanted to join a group where I could put those skills to use. I couldn’t find one. I asked around and found that some people at the Stove Project and MSQ had been thinking about a repair café/repair shop for a while, but hadn’t had the time to put anything in place.
Err, ok – I’ll do it. So here I am, asking you to help get this thing setup.
Let’s see what happens…