Repair Day 15/10/2022

About International Repair Day

International Repair Day is celebrated every year on the third Saturday of October. You’re invited to join in the next one, on Saturday 15th October.

The theme will be Repair Everywhere. We’ll be asking novices to try out new fixing or maintenance techniques, fixers will showcase their favourite repairs, and we’ll celebrate the brilliant community repair groups and businesses that are the heart of our movement. We’ll be asking everyone to share their fixes on social media so that as we approach 15th October, repair really will be everywhere.

Celebrate Repair Day

Check out our resources and get involved! There are many things you can do to celebrate International Repair Day: from attempting to fix something yourself to dropping by a local shop and get your devices back to life. We want everyone to take pride in fixing their things, and to motivate fixers – enthusiasts and professionals – to share their repair skills and get others involved.

We want everyone to be part of Repair Day, online as well as offline. Here are some ideas to get involved on the day:

  • Attend or organise a community repair event
  • Support a local repair business
  • Fix something yourself, or share your skills with others
  • Encourage your community to try a few fix, or maintenance technique
  • Share a picture of your repair (successful or not!) or of a memorable repair
  • Join our mailing list for updates

Global Repair Day events

How are you going to celebrate? Are you planning an event or an activity for Repair Day? As in previous years, we will build a list of planned events all over the world. We will also provide resources you can use and share on social media. Keep an eye on this page or join our mailing list for updates.

Why Repair Day?

We want to make repair as visible as possible. This day highlights the value of repair and promotes global community efforts to fix the stuff we own.

During previous editions of Repair Day, we saw great interest and sharing through social media, where people posted their repair events and stories, and we heard from fixers and community repair events across the world, from the UK to Spain, Benin, Iran, Argentina or the US. In 2020, the focus was on #RepairIsEssential, with increased interest from the global press and from independent repairers. In 2021, our theme was ‘Repair Lowers Carbon Emissions’ in response to the alarming IPCC report on the climate and COP26 in Glasgow. Read more about Repair Day 2021 here.

International Repair Day also presents an opportunity to further promote community repair events globally: motivating active groups, encouraging new ones to emerge, and inspiring citizens to share their skills as volunteers.

Beyond repairing in the community, this day can help independent repair shops promote their work, and also inspire companies to show support for repair, sharing information, tools or spare parts.