The Fixers' Collective

I recently tossed out an electric shaver that suddenly stopped working, because I had no idea how to fix it, and it's more cost effective to just buy a new one. In this way, I, like so many other people, did my part to waste resources and make junk. But what if I could go to a group of friends, take my shaver apart, share knowledge with each other, and figure out together how to fix it? That's just what they do once a week at the Fixers’ Collective in Brooklyn, a “social experiment in improvisational fixing and mending.” Here's a terrific video about what they do and how they do it, from Ask Umbra at