This is where our story began.
We wanted to create an event that brought together the community, promoted the reuse and repurposing of clothing, and planted trees along the way. So we started “Fix It” with the help of some friends. Local seamstress Gina turned up armed with her sewing machine – replacing zippers, patching rips and hand stitching gloves. We set up a bring and buy rail full of donated clothing that had been piling up in cupboards and attics, we serviced skis with eco wax and ski instructors donated their time to ‘fix’ some skiing. The event was such a success the first time round that it quickly expanded into a bigger mission: changing mountain industries into forces for good and encouraging local communities to take a stand against climate change. The Fix It Tour travelled to Meribel and Morzine, and 2020 saw the first ever Virtual Fix It during lockdown.
In our first year, roughly 125kg of clothing was repaired and back in use. Countless items otherwise destined for landfill found new homes, and over 80,000 trees were planted from donations. It’s our landmark event, and we can’t wait to see where it goes in years to come.