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MAKE SMTHNG  Using maker-power to fight overconsumption, make old things new ♻️💚🌈 Reuse~DIY~Upcycle By @greenpeace

🍁It is finally autumn🍂 Days are shorter, sweaters are warmer - and the last chestnuts fall to the ground. As kids we loved to build small dolls with them, today @treesnpeace is showing us how to use chestnuts for a more grown up DIY project we love just as much. Doing laundry🎇 .
Here comes the recipe for one wash load: 🌰Collect 4-7 chestnuts
Clean them
🌰Quarter them and add to a jar with ~300ml of hot water
🌰Let it sit overnight (or about 8 hours) 🌰Shake the jar until you’ll see foam 🌰Filter the liquid from the chestnuts and add it to your wash
🌰If you like to you can add a couple of drops of essential oils
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Always use fresh chestnut liquid. If it sits too long, it develops a strange smell. That’s how you know it’s gone bad. .
Chestnut Powder
If you want to use chestnuts for washing all year long you can collect 2-4 kilos of them and shred them in a food processor. Let the small pieces dry (outside in the sun or in your oven at a very low temperature). Now the powder can be stored easily. Add 2-4 tablespoons to 300 ml water and wait for 30 minutes. Shake it, filter the water. Done!
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Wrapping film and tin foil are obsolete. Using wax wraps is the new way to cover up your food leftovers and to wrap up your sandwiches. This DIY guidance was brought to us from Berlin by @theplanterz. It’s easy, it’s upcycling at it’s best and this one is vegan too! ⠀
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All you need is⠀
1 clean piece of used fabric from 100% cotton or canvas,⠀
4 tablespoons of carnauba wax (make sure to use a “fair trade” brand),⠀
1 tablespoon of almond oil,⠀
baking paper and⠀
1 brush ⠀
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This is how it works⠀
First cut the fabric into shape. Now let the wax melt in a water bath and add the oil. Now, with one baking paper underneath, carefully brush the wax on the fabric so that both sides are soaked. Don’t worry if some spots get more wax than others, in the next step you will even this out by ironing the waxed fabric. While doing this make sure that the fabric is covered with baking paper from both sides. ⠀
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Once the wax cooled down you are ready! ⠀
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You can clean the wax wraps under cold water with a mild soap. If you used them up you can just dispose them into your bio waste.⠀
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Save this tutorial so you can came back to is later :) ⠀
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To those who help us fixing things.
Today is the last day of the International Repair Café Week and we feel like it is a good day to celebrate those who help us fix things. The once who say “Just bring it over, I will have a look at it.” and the once who say “It’s not that hard, I show you how it’s done.”⠀
You are friends of ours. You are family. You are strangers who just walk past on the street and see us struggling with our flat tires. We watch your YouTube and Ifixit tutorials. And we come to see you at Repair Cafés all over the world. You guys are everywhere. ⠀
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Thank you! You are the best!💐⠀
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Today is international repair day and everyone is invited to join the events and activities happening all over the world. This year particular attention goes to the topic of the #Righttorepair our stuff. The idea is to demand laws to assure that costumers are able to fix the electronics they buy. ⠀
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We are big fans of this movement. Because even if people can do a lot, we are still need support from the governments and companies to make change happen! ⠀
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The repair day was initiated last year by the @restartproject, a London based social enterprise, aiming “to fix our relationship with electronics.” 👬👭💕📱⠀
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Find all the information linked in our story.⠀
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It is still international Repair Café Week! A good reason to look back at our favorite mending posts this year from @froh.natur. ⠀
These few stitches proof that a repair can actually add value to things. ⠀

Enjoy your weekend and MAKE SMTHNG! 🐳⠀

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Feel like trying out new mending designs? Today’s post may be a little less on the flashy side, but these designs by @froh.natur are fun and clever as well as ‘suitable’ for all ages ... and, best of all, have a perfectly fitting nature theme!⠀
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From small holes to longer tears froh.natur has a mending-solution for it all! Her designs perfectly cover up any and all of your clothing’s imperfections.⠀
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#Righttorepair
Have you ever found yourself in front of your broken computer or smartphone👩💻😩, wondering what to do next❓ Most likely you would take it back to the store🏢 just to realize that repairing will cost you nearly as much as buying a new device💰. So you go to a local repair store 👨🔧 But chances are that they can’t help you either because they have no access to all the parts or information needed to fix your device.🙍
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The problem: Companies are not obligated to provide fair repair options for the products they produce👩⚖️. No spare parts and no information. This is leading to A.) growing sales and production and B.) to bigger problems:
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In 2017, e-waste volumes were predicted to reach 65.4 million metric tons. And in 2014 only 15.5 % of the global e-waste got recycled in the formal sector while much of the rest is destined for landfill, incinerators or informal disassembly operations threatening the health of workers. .
The good thing is you can get involved! .
1. In Germany there are activists urging the German government to work for EU-wide repair standards. You find the link to the (German) #petition in our story.
2. Make your voice heard: Tell your local politicians to legalize jailbreaking and unlocking our hardware and let them know that we need the right to repair!
3. Support repair-friendly manufacturers, and avoid the ones that aren’t. You can find a rating of them at ifixit.com
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iFixit is a global community of people helping each other repair products.👬👫👭👬👫🛠️⠀
The wiki-based platform teaches everything you need to know, to fix almost everything yourself. Step by step tutorials guide you through your reparation process and make magic happen. ⠀
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At iFixit you get guidance on fixing an old-school typewriter just as well as on replacing a hard drive at your laptop. Learn about the best way to cut a pumpkin, create a buttonhole using a sewing machine. Repair your old fog machines, because even if you are not really in need of it anymore, you will find someone who would just love it. All you need to know you find at ifixit.com.⠀
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@ifixit #ifixit #DIY #Repair #LessWaste #ewaste #NoPLANetB #VoidIfRemoved #computerrepair #geekgirls #RightToRepair #applerepair #fixed #applefixer #fixers #repairdontreplace #repairtools #repairlaptop #makedoandmend #fixingthings #fixtheworld #RepairCafé #repairs #BrokenThings #makesmthng #buynothing #buynothingnew #makersgonnamake #makesmthngweek #sewingmachine #sewingproject

Fixing and repairing products together is a great example for “a small thing” that has a great impact (🐝=🐘)! Repair Cafés, who can be found all over the world play quite a role in this movement. People usually meet up here once a month and help each other fix their phones, clothes, kitchenware, vacuum cleaners, computers,👗,🔌,☂,🎧,🚲,📱,📺, ...). ⠀
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Each month there are over 18,000 products repaired at these free community spaces. That’s over 200,000 fixed products per year. ✅⠀
200,000 products which are not thrown away. 🚯⠀
200,000 products which are not newly bought! ❌🛍️⠀
200,000 times NO⛔ to the throw-away society per year!
This week, it’s the International Repair Café Week (13-21 October 2018). So swing by one of them and celebrate a great movement that is making a change! ⠀

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It is international repair cafe week! 13-21 October 2018
It’s been nine years, since Martine Postma organized the very first repair café which was just the beginning of a worldwide movement! 🌎🌍
Today there are over 1.600 Repair Cafés in 33 countries where people meet to fix all kinds of broken things. Join them!
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Just a few cool things about Repair Cafés:
- you save money, because you don’t have to buy new stuff 💰
- you don’t have to buy new stuff 😉
- you meet new makers 👫
- you learn something new 💡
- you empower yourself 💪
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Check them out! There is probably one in your neighbourhood too.
There isn’t? So start one yourself! You get all the information you need at repaircafe.org
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Wangari Muta Maathai was a Kenyan environmental and political activist. As the first African woman, she received the Nobel Peace Price in 2004 for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace.☮️⠀
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The fact that she, who came so far, still believes in the little things is an inspiration to us.💚⠀
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What is your little thing?⠀
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Someone's trash is someone's treasure - our MAKE SMTHNG Week organizers from Hong Kong proved it with hosting a public #secondhand event! Why don’t YOU organize a charity flea market, sharing event, clothes swapping party or even better, a swimping party where you swap clothes AND pimp them by printing, upcycling, decorating them⁉️
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This not only brings people together in a space discovering the value of used goods, it can also be very social and fun - and your community might not have an event like it yet. Remember - our motto is #buynothing - so if you sell stuff, this should be for the sake of supporting a social or environmental cause in your community. Can’t find a spot? Why not host a little swapping party at home? 👭👫👬
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Check our website’s tutorial section for a guideline on how to organize a Clothes swapping event. 👕👖{link in bio}
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Ever thought of what to do with these single socks 🧦 that happen to be spared from mysteriously disappearing? Why not make a cute bunny or monster toy out of it? 🐰👹
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Last years partners @bunnymission taught MAKE SMTHNG participants in Berlin how to make them. It’s a simple and fun way for #kids to learn being #creative and #reusing stuff - definetely an idea worth spreading: Check out their website https://www.bunnymission.org/ for more information - and download our toolkit on how to organize your own workshop. You find the link in our bio.
Do you plan a #workshop event for MAKE SMTHNG Week? Please let us know in the comments! 💚
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