Making Repairing into a Business


February 21


09:30 am - 01:00 pm

Event Category:

Short Course

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Edventure: Frome


Frome Town Hall

Christchurch St West Park Hill Drive, Frome, BA11 1EB

Frome, England, GB, BA11 1EB

1 of a series of w/shops supporting enterprises that help build a resilient, more sustainable, local economy.

Repair businesses are the backbone of a sustainable economy, and provide an opportunity to create new enterprises, green jobs and an impactful, practical way to address the climate crisis on a local level. Setting up a repair business has also many challenges and buying new is still often cheaper than doing a good repair job.

This workshop is for individuals and groups who want to create or grow repair businesses. For example, this could include enterprises or initiatives that repair tech, household goods, clothing, furniture and more. It doesn’t matter what stage you’re at – whether you’re starting with an idea or are already in the thick of it – every participant will leave with tangible next steps for their repair business, and meet other people who are engaged in this locally.

The workshop combines the expertise from people who have made it work, people who have experience of incubating start-ups, and from yourself. Everyone makes the day, and as participants, you will be invited to contribute your own experiences and ideas. Bring your ideas or challenges if you want to get some input or feedback from the group.


𝗔𝗻𝗱𝗿𝗲 π——π—Όπ—Ίπ—Άπ—»π—΄π—Όπ˜€ is the Executive Director of Modbits in Bath, specialising in diagnosing, troubleshooting and repairing any problems with electronic devices. He is a Frome resident with a shop in Bath, and 10+ years experience of working in the IT repair industry.

Skye Pennant is a fashion and repair activist who runs Slow Stitch Club which aims to share the skills you need to get started with visible mending and keep your clothing from landfill. Skye runs workshops both in Frome and virtually and has designed a range of kits and tools to make the practice of visible mending accessible to everyone.

This course is organised by Edventure Frome CIC, in partnership with Modbits, Slow Stitch Club, Frome Town Council and with funding from Somerset County Council and Somerset Skills & Learning.

Future Shed will also host a discussion on what the gaps & opportunities are for building a repairing economy in Frome, one repairing, reusing and upcycling venture at a time. Attendees can also benefit from 1-to-1 following coaching and advice.

This event is free & funded for residents of the county of Somerset – there is a Β£5.00 booking fee. Please click here to read the essential booking information.