clothing repair

Sweden Wants to Reduce Waste by Giving Tax Breaks for Repairs

Photo by Christopher Bulle Fix a faulty zipper? Or patch up a rip in a jacket? If you live in Sweden, these simple acts of repair could result in a lower tax bill. In a bid to reduce…

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Nudie Jeans Opens NYC Store, Complete With Repair Station

SLOW DENIM Tired of your dungarees? Simply drop them off for a 20 percent discount off your next pair. Nudie will either offer them for resale as secondhand items or recycle them into…

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ASK PATAGONIA: When Did Repair Become a Radical Act?

This holiday season, I have an early New Year’s resolution for the sake of Planet Earth: let’s all become radical environmentalists. This sounds like a big leap—but it’s not.…

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Timbuk2 CEO Patti Cazzato Wants You to "Buy Less, Buy Better"

San Francisco based Timbuk2 has been producing world-class, customized gear since their humble beginnings in the garage of founder Rob Honeycutt in 1989. Last year we told you about…

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Patagonia Offers Free Repairs on Nationwide "Worn Wear" Mobile Tour

WORN AGAIN The mobile repair shop, which comes with an industrial Juki sewing machine, will be open to anyone who brings in a garment, no matter what the brand. Besides educating…

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Millennials Have No Idea How to Care for Their Clothes, Says Study

Photo by Shutterstock Tumblr. Snapchat. Instagram. Emojis. Millennials are nothing if not quick studies. Still, there’s at least one thing Generation Y has been slow to embrace:…

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3D-Printing "Fabric Pen" is the Clothing-Repair Kit of the Future

A pocket-size three-dimensional printer that makes on-the-go clothing repairs a cinch is just one of 35 visionary concepts that could make for a greener “home of the…

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Droog's "Create Me Textile" is a Clothes-Mending Kit for the 21st Century

Droog wants repairing to be the new recycling. The Dutch design firm and the crafty ladies of Humade have devised a clothes-mending kit that turns every hole, tear, or stain into an…

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U.K.'s "Love Your Clothes" Campaign Helps You Do More With Less

Could “love your clothes” be the new “make do and mend”? Waste & Resources Action Programme is banking on it. The Banbury, England-based nonprofit, which…

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Alto: An Intuitive Sewing Machine That Encourages "Make Do and Mending"

A STITCH IN TIME An international student design competition running in 18 countries, the James Dyson Award is part of the James Dyson Foundation’s mission to encourage emerging…

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London College of Fashion's "Community Repair" Project Highlights Mending's Role in Sustainable Design

A FEW SMALL REPAIRS Although the students were told to mobilize their communities to repair or adjust an existing garment, the project wasn’t about designing a specific garment or…

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Sara McBeen's Wearable Repair Kits Let You Make Do, Mend on the Go

Popped buttons and ripped seams don’t stand a chance against Sara McBeen’s wearable repair kits, which are cleverly disguised as a necklace, ring, or carabiner. The…

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Stella Neptune's Recycled Appliqués Restore Moth-Eaten Sweaters

The cozy embrace of a lambswool sweater is worth its weight in cedar blocks, but even the best-laid plans can fall short of a moth’s ravenous appetite. As a devout believer in the…

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