The Fixer's Manifesto

We've been working on this for ages, and we're pumped to launch it today...

The Fixer's Manifesto.

Fixing is the unsung hero of creativity. And it really shouldn’t be. It’s the most common, humble and beautiful form of creativity there is. Let’s wear that belief proudly. Let’s notice and celebrate these little everyday triumphs, and help others see their value whenever we can. We made this to fuel the conversation about why a culture of fixing is so important.

The Fixer's Manifesto

If you like it - evolve it, improve it.

We spent ages on it, arguing over what was important and what wasn’t - crafting, editing and tweaking. But fixing is something people feel strongly about, so we’re pretty sure you won’t agree with all of it, and you'll want to fix it.

This is version 1.0. There’s a plaintext copy on Github, where you can contribute improvements, fork it, and make stuff with it. If you’re not into Github and you want to contribute, leave us a comment here or head on over to facebook or twitter and tell us what you think.

Letterpress prints, with a pink pen for editing.

We made letterpress prints of the manifesto, even though you can download it for free. Each one ships with a pink pen for editing. They’re actually pretty awesome.

To the prints!

The Fixers Manifesto - starting its journey out to the fixers of the world!

Steve, an awesome car mechanic from Bethnal Green and Sharon, a lovely Upholsterer from Leyton.

When we brought the Manifesto out to fixers in our neighbourhood, we had some great conversations and discussions. These are the people that keep so many of our cars, shoes, computers, furniture and clothes going if we're not able to fix them ourselves - and the main thing we learned was that fixer's have stories!

We made the Fixer's Manifesto to fuel the conversation about why a culture of fixing is important. Share it, and your improvements. Most of our friends and families don't have the confidence to even try to fix things. Let's change that!

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wow this is awesome, i stumbled here via the makedo site (another product i only just discovered) and i must say i feel exited about the possibilities of your putty!! wow. and what a great background story / attitude / manifesto!! i really love this. unfortunately, am very broke right now, as we just moved house, but i will get some for my son ( who has asperger's). he struggles with pen grips and we have tried a few rubber ones. i could imagine MOULDING his own would be as exciting as it should be efficient. i have used putties in the past, but they all dry hard. adding flexibility to the set product will be soo interesting. LOVE the manifesto. love fixing, crafting, repairing. and colours!! =D all the best.

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