Get your fix on
Great fixes and hacks from Do The Green Thing fans. To get your photo in this fixing Hall of Fame, download the Do Some Good app and take part in our Get Your Fix On project. Help inspire others to mend and make do with your fantastic fixes and honourable hacks.
Fixing is the unsung hero of creativity. And it really shouldn’t be. It’s the most common, humble and beautiful form of creativity. Let’s wear that belief proudly. Let’s notice and celebrate these little everyday triumphs, and help others see their value. We made this to fuel the conversation about why a culture of fixing is so important.
The Fixer's Manifesto from the brilliant minds at Sugru.
"The heels on my favourite shoes were badly scuffed and marked and looked really shabby. I didn't want to throw them out, so I covered the heel in some glittery fabric. They look amazing now and I've received so many compliments on them. It only cost me around 5 pounds to spruce them up too!"
"This bike has been in the family for years, and no one uses it so my mum was going to throw it out. I replaced its wheels, oiled and cleaned it up and now I use to it cycle to university. In consequence saving my carbon footprint and the bike!"
"My brother in law looking very happy that his engineering skills from his time in the Royal Navy came in useful when this arcade kids ride broke!"
"I love this belt so when the clip broke I just used a safety pin to fix it!"
"This is a bunch of old speaker about to be chucked so I took normal wires and a male jack from Maplan. 1 to wire the speakers I just connected the wires they came with (because there soldered and I don't have any solder) and connected all the positives together and put the positive wire with the male jack connected. I did the same with the negative wires. 2 connecting the jack was hard at first but it's simple connect the positive to the long tower thing and negative to the two smaller ones."
"The pear tree in my back garden snapped in half so I have tried to give it another chance with a bamboo cane, some bandage and lots of string!"
"Only held together by glue. Can't wait for someone to sit down. Hahahhahahahahahaha" Ok, so this isn't such an amazing fix!
"I fixed this windmill because It was my late grandads and I wanted something to see everyday that reminded me of him. unfortunately not all the wings were found."
"My 4-year-old MacBook had become slow and almost unusable, meaning I'd potentially have to buy a new laptop, further resulting in computer waste. I installed new ram and upgraded my operating system at a fraction of the cost of a new computer and now have a new lease of life out of what would've been binned!"