In this episode for Repair Week 2023, Ali and Rebecca interview three special guests championing the repair movement in different ways: Jaime Greenly, a co-founder of Make Mee Studio, a south London-based enterprise ‘mending’ our relationship with clothing; Tandi Tuakli from ReVivo, the reuse and repair arm of footwear brand VivoBarefoot; and Andy Hilton from Manchester Bike Kitchen, a not-for-profit organisation on a mission to teach and support people to become self-sufficient and proficient in bike riding and maintenance.
Jaime discusses how Make Mee Studio is making repair more widely accessible by teaching people basic repair skills through classes and workshops. Tandi shares how VivoBarefoot is taking a commercial approach to repair, by building it into the DNA of their products and services but driven by environmental objectives. And Andy discusses how alongside a passion for a bikes and environmental motivations for repair, Manchester Bike Kitchen is supporting community resilience – highlighting the many social benefits coming out of the repair movement.
Repair Week takes place 20th to 26th March 2023: from free mending classes, workshops and bike surgeries to amazing talks and life-changing hacks – there’s a whole host of community-led events taking place across London and its expansion to Manchester for 2023.
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Hosted by: Ali Moore – Head of communications @ ReLondon / Rebecca Child – Communications & campaigns lead @ ReLondon
Produced by: Cecilia Law, Corporate communications manager @ ReLondon
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