The case for keeping things

A common refrain on The Repair Shop is that we live in a “throwaway society”—a society that produces cheap, low-quality goods we would rather discard and replace than repair. The show aims to change this by example, demonstrating the joy and value in lovingly mending the old. Though our lives may be replete with fast food, fast fashion, and fast furniture, for every one of us there are special objects that carry deep emotional value and are therefore irreplaceable, as the beloved old writing desks, stained-glass windows, and clocks on Repair Shop sensitively demonstrate… More here.

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