The Remakery – Let’s cut waste, recycle and learn a skill!


This amazing shop in Edinburgh, Scotland does more than just sell things. It addresses so many more issues than mere recycling.

The Edinburgh Remakery is a community repair hub and second-hand shop. Their vision is to create an alternative to a disposable society by making repair education accessible to all, to build a stronger, waste-free community and support vulnerable people within Edinburgh.

They run workshops and teach different repair techniques and skills around sewing and textiles, IT, phones and computers, and furniture and woodwork.

They also refurbish and upcycle second-hand furniture items, textiles, and IT equipment, rescuing these from becoming waste and giving them a new lease of life. They then sell these quality and affordable refurbished items at the Edinburgh Remakery.

Could your town benefit from one of these centers?

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