Fix and Maintain

There is a growing “repair movement” in Portland and across the U.S. that is empowering and educating people to look more closely at the goods they own or buy. Choosing items for durability and repairability (such as shoes that can have the soles replaced when they become worn) extends the life of your stuff, saving you money while reducing waste.

Maintenance and repair can be easy, too. If you’re a do-it-yourselfer, how-to classes and online tutorials can help you improve your sewing, bike or home repair skills quickly. There are also community resources, such as Repair PDX, and local repair shops that can fix anything from clothing and shoes, to furniture, tools, electronics, appliances and more!

Find more ideas and tips on how to fix and maintain.