Fixer’s Manifesto

THE FIXER’S MANIFESTO

Version 1.0 Fix, improve or fork this at manifesto.sugru.com

1. IF IT’S BROKEN, FIX IT! BECAUSE EVERYDAY PRACTICAL PROBLEM
SOLVING IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FORM OF CREATIVITY THERE IS.

2. IF IT’S NOT BROKEN, IMPROVE IT. A SMALL, CLEVER TWEAK CAN
IMPROVE HOW SOMETHING WORKS FOR YEARS TO COME.

3. GIVE YOUR
PRODUCTS A LONGER LIFE. IF WE DOUBLE THE LIFE OF OUR STUFF,
WE HALVE WHAT GOES TO LANDFILL.

4. FIXING MEANS FREEDOM
AND INDEPENDENCE. AS A FIXER, YOU DON’T NEED TO WORRY ABOUT
WEAR AND TEAR. NOTHING STAYS NEW, SO FORGET PERFECTION.

5. RESIST TRENDS AND NEEDLESS UPGRADES. THEY FUEL OUR
THROWAWAY CULTURE.

6. DON’T LET COMPANIES TREAT YOU AS
A PASSIVE CONSUMER. EVERY TIME WE SPEND MONEY, WE VOTE FOR
THE KINDS OF PRODUCTS WE WANT TO SEE SUCCEED. BUY PRODUCTS
THAT CAN BE REPAIRED.

7. A FIXED THING IS A BEAUTIFUL THING.
EVERY FIX, WHETHER SKILLFUL OR IMPROVISED, HOLDS A STORY.

8. IF YOU HAVE AN IDEA, START SMALL AND MAKE IT GOOD. IF IT’S
RIGHT, IT’LL GROW FROM THERE.

9. NURTURE YOUR CURIOSITY.
KEEP TRYING THINGS YOU’VE NEVER TRIED BEFORE. IT’S GOOD
FOR YOUR BRAIN AND YOUR SOUL. DON’T BE AFRAID TO FAIL
— IT MAKES SUCCESS ALL THE SWEETER.

10. PEOPLE ARE
INFINITELY DIVERSE. PRODUCTS SHOULD BE TOO. EVERYTHING CAN
BE IMPROVED OR CUSTOMISED.

11. DISPOSABILITY IS A CHOICE,
NOT A PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTIC. PLASTICS AREN’T EVIL, BUT
WE’RE USING THEM WRONG. TREAT THEM WITH RESPECT.

12. SHARE YOUR IDEAS, YOUR ENTHUSIASM AND YOUR SKILLS.
IF YOU’VE FOUND THE JOY OF FIXING, PASS IT ON. IT’S A GIFT FOR LIFE.

From the inventors of sugru
Inspiration credits to Platform 21’s repair manifesto, ifixit, Holstee and the Cult of Done

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