Zero Waste Scotland

The launch of the Edinburgh Remakery, a unique new re-use and repair superstore, is aiming to reinvent second-hand shopping and repair skills in Edinburgh. Visitors can take a tour of the premises, buy second hand and upcycled furniture, and view the two workshop spaces - one for textiles and computers, and one for furniture. They can also take part in free taster sessions for the repair workshops, including leatherwork, upholstery and a live computer repair demo. The Remakery was created by Remade in Edinburgh, which teaches furniture, computer and textile repair skills throughout the city, campaigns for goods to be built to last, and sells refurbished computers from its shop and community centre, whilst being supported by funding from ACR+ member Zero Waste Scotland’s funded hub programme. Various partners will be participating in order to provide shop furniture, IT equipment and general support.

Edinburgh’s first ‘re-use hub’, is part of a drive by Zero Waste Scotland to transform the scale and economic impact of re-use shopping in Scotland and enable more people to learn key repair skills. This is the second ‘hub’ in Scotland following the successful launch of the first in in the Highlands in summer 2015. Promoting ‘reuse and repair hubs’ is one of a number of measures to make this approach much more common, as set out in the Scottish Government’s recent Circular Economy strategy, ‘Making Thing Last’.


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