this ain't livin': Countering Disposable Culture, One Repair at a Time

People are starting repair businesses because there’s a demand for it, and they’re having to relearn some skills in the process. Some are wisely turning to an older generation of people, those who ran the shops that closed when everyone became obsessed with always buying the latest and greatest. Others are blazing their own trail, some of them learning the hard way that experience actually can be incredibly useful for avoiding common pitfalls and mistakes. In all cases, these shops are starting, and thriving, because people want them and are using them and are excited about the possibility of getting items repaired.

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