Saving my overalls

Who repaired it?


How long did the repair take?

30 minutes

How much did it cost?

€7 (to buy a small sewing kit)

How was the object repaired?

Resewed one button that popped off, and tightened the other button with more thread to prevent it from popping off (it was poorly made)

Why did you repair the object?

I really like these overalls and they were expensive. I couldn't be bothered to go back to the store, the button popped off the first time I wore them with the tag still on, so I knew if I exchanged them for another pair then I would probably face the same problem again. I figured I could do a better job at securing the buttons than the manufacturer so I bought a sewing kit and I did just that.

What would be important to you to be included in a Repair Declaration for Ireland?

Repairing is essential to sustainable communities; we need more access to the knowledge of how to repair if we want to enable circular economies and mitigate climate change. Repairing is also a great way to revive objects and give them new meanings.