Repair Economy Washington is a collaborative initiative built by fixers, tool librarians, and makers throughout Washington State (with a little help from our PNW neighbors!).
Our purpose: to highlight the importance of and increase access to repair and share efforts across Washington State by supporting the entire ecosystem of repair from repair businesses to free community repair events.
We bring together fixer groups, tool libraries, and makerspaces across the Pacific Northwest to collaborate and elevate repair and share over replacement. We host an ever-evolving map of all known community-based groups as well as professional repair shops. We also conduct research on the social, environmental, and economic impact of repair and reuse; leveraging it to advocate for better policy.
A project of Zero Waste Washington
Contact us: Repair [at] zerowastewashington [dot] org
Not in Washington State?
Check out what our Pacific Northwest neighbors are doing!
(And please reach out if you represent any repair, share, or maker groups in these areas and would like to be added to this list!)
Why care about repair?
From saving money, to saving the earth, from preserving skills, to building resilience,
there are a million reasons to repair (and share)! Learn more here
An International Repair Economy
Some of the groups and projects we look to for inspiration and occasionally get to collaborate with!
Repair Economy WA is made possible with generous funding from the WA Department of Ecology’s Public Participation Grant