We’re making plans for the second edition of International Repair Day, to be celebrated Saturday 20 October.
We’d like to focus this year’s edition on our Right to Repair, at a time when there’s a growing global momentum to push manufacturers and legislators to remove barriers to repair, including access to spare parts, repair information and product design making repair easier.
We have a few initial ideas (below) on how Repair Day can be celebrated, and we’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions to make it memorable! In the mean time, if you’re scheduling a Restart Party with your local group, it’d be fantastic if you would consider Saturday 20 October, to coincide with Repair Day!
Initial thoughts: How can it be celebrated?
Repair Day is about making repair as visible as possible, in order to remind everyone that repair should be our first option when something stops working, before considering recycling. Therefore, let’s celebrate this day by enjoying repair in our communities, supporting our local repair professionals and taking time to learn or share a new skill.
Groups all over the world are encouraged to run a community repair event to collaboratively fix their products. If you run them already, schedule a special one on the day to celebrate Repair Day. If you’re interested in starting, this is a perfect time to do so!
People everywhere are invited to look for something they’ve been meaning to repair, find the time to fix it themselves if they can, look for repair information, attend a community repair event, or find a repair professional who can help. Also, why not find a nearby repair event and become a volunteer there?
Independent repair shops can join the celebrations by running special events and promotions on the day
Companies selling repair tools and spare parts could support International Repair Day by sharing information about it, endorsing it and perhaps running their own events too