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  • maldita

    Hey, iFixitit guys, I admired your company and the work you're doing! It isn't everyday that one finds a business that isn't just into profits but into doing good for others. We have had small "fix it" shops in the Philippines from when way back when, so I'm familiar with the concept, but what surprised me -- pleasantly at that -- was how these little fixins are an organization in the US : )

    • Cait Emma

      Thanks so much! It's often hard to show people why fixing is important—most are too content with our throw away culture. Regardless, we are seeing the repair movement making strides everyday! So glad you experienced fix it shops!

  • DTilstra

    This is a great discussion and engagement for the wiser generation because we learned how to fix, repair or re-make our goods growing up out of necessity. IFixit brings back a wonderful custom to our culture that makes practical sense. Living in Thailand, I could always get something repaired on the run by the Thai people who had a small kiosk with a sewing machine or shoe repair on the sidewalk for a few baht to make something work like new again. We can teach people how to sew a button back on or fix a seam. Knitters can "re-weave" a sweater hole. We can be that creative in America.

    • Cait Emma

      Agreed! America is blessed to have so many innovators. But we've stopped learning the basic skills to repair, modify, and improve our own things—like opening up a broken cellphone or sewing a minor tear. Americans have proven that we can invent and create, so there is no reason why we can't fix.

  • Yasha Wallin

    This is great. Are there any plans to do an event before Christmas along the lines of what you did for Black Friday?

    • Cait Emma

      Hi Yasha!

      There aren't any plans for a Christmas repair party. However, we do have some surprises coming for the New Year!

      If you know of any clubs/organizations/schools that are interested in repair let me know. We love talking to anyone interested in putting on repair events together.

      • Alessandra Rizzotti

        My mom actually works at an LAUSD school and I think she would love to throw a repair event. What would it entail? Just clothes or also fixing things?