How to fix broken plastic toys
Or how to heal Buzz Lightyear's broken limbs
We've been working on this for ages, and we're pumped to launch it today...
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.
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.
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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