Reyt Repair is a social enterprise that fixes clothes, furniture and electricals for the benefit of our customers.
We are powered by volunteers to the benefit of the community in Sheffield.
We campaign for the right to repair, so we can all benefit from a healthier environment, economy and society.
Reyt Repair C.I.C. is registered in England & Wales No 14313122
Registered Office: Abbeyfield Park House, Abbeyfield Road, Sheffield, S4 7AT
You can read our Articles of Association and Declarations on Formation of a Community Interest Company (CIC36) in full. The interesting bits are:
The Objects of the Company are to carry on activities which benefit the community and in particular (without limitation) to • Repair household items such as clothing, furniture and electrical goods • Sell donated, repaired, upcycled and recycled items • Host workshops in repair, arts, craft and related skills • Educate and campaign, including video making and social media activity, for the right to repair and for related causes • Provide training, education and apprenticeship opportunities in repair related fields • Curate a series of volunteer groups for the purposes of repairing items, craft projects and skill sharing. The Company’s Activities will provide benefit to … Residents of Sheffield, UK and beyond who need: 1. An affordable repair service for household items like clothes, furniture and electrical items. 2. A place where repair skills are shared, celebrated and developed in vibrant communities of repair volunteers. 3. A better option than land-fill for unwanted or broken items. 4. Changes to the way we manufacture and sell new items, so that they are more repairable.
|Activities||How will the activity benefit the community?|
|Repair household items such as clothing, furniture and electrical goods||Affordable repair of most clothes, furniture and electrical items has disappeared from most high streets. By fixing this, we will provide economic, environmental and social benefits to our customers, our volunteers and our society.|
|Sell donated, repaired, upcycled and recycled items||By selling these items, our customers will benefit from high quality, repaired and tested items. This will benefit the environment by avoiding waste and the carbon costs of manufacture and disposal. The money raised will support the project in a local, circular fashion rather than send it to a transnational corporation.|
|Host workshops in repair, arts, craft and related skills||Sharing skills in workshops will benefit participants, who will not only gain practical skills and experience working with various materials, but also social contact. Workshop leaders will be supported to develop skills in group facilitation and activity planning.|
|Educate and advocate, including video making and social media activity, for the right to repair and for related causes||We can only fix so much with screwdrivers and allen keys – we also need fundamental change in consumer choices and rights; and in corporate responsibilities. We will join other repair groups in advocating for the right to repair and better product legislation for the benefit of all.|
|Provide training, education and apprenticeship opportunities in repair related fields||We will provide high quality real-world training, education and apprenticeships for the benefit of the recipients, the teachers and the wider community. Our skills are constantly progressing as we share with each other – providing structured, accredited opportunities will teach us even as we educate others.|
|Curate a series of volunteer groups for the purposes of repairing items, craft projects and skill sharing.||Volunteers power our mission to repair things reyt. They deliver our core services together with an opportunity to engage beyond a retail experience. We support our volunteers with tea, cake and more, to create a warm and welcoming space. The opportunity to share skills and be valued for your abilities is a key ingredient of a healthy life.|
If the company makes any surplus it will be used for… Reinvesting into the company to serve the community.
We are focusing on establishing our core activity of repairing things first, and only starting to accept donated items in the new year. Shortly after that we’ll be launching a programme of workshops in various repair, DIY and craft skills.