Fight to Repair
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EP 19 | Crafting a Circular Future with Katie Treggiden

EP 19 | Crafting a Circular Future with Katie Treggiden

The surprisingly simple approach to environmentalism that you probably haven't thought much about is "craft."

This week we welcome Katie Treggiden, a speaker, podcaster, and author known for her expertise in craft, design, and sustainability. Katie's journey into the world of environmentalism took a unique path. Before she delved into issues like sustainability and circularity, she was a craft and design journalist.

What sets Katie apart in her approach to environmentalism is her ability to see the world through the lens of craft. For her, repair is not just about fixing what's broken; it's about storytelling and connection. She believes in the beauty of mending, where ordinary people can breathe new life into items using readily available materials and simple skills.

Katie's perspective on repair extends beyond the individual level. She envisions a world where repair becomes a cultural norm, where we value objects for their history and the stories they carry. The intersection of environmentalism and repair, as seen through Katie's eyes, isn't about sacrifice; it's about creating a future filled with joy and connection. Nor is repair isn't just a means to do less harm, instead seeing it as a tool for a path towards doing more good.

Katie’s most recent book is all about repair, and we talk through how it relates to everything from human connection to solving our oversized waste problem.

Learn more about Katie’s work

📚 Wasted: When Trash Becomes Treasure

📚 Broken: Mending and Repair in a Throwaway World

🤝 Making Design Circular Membership Community

🎙️ Circular podcast


Jack: Katie Treggiden. You're a speaker, podcaster and author, focusing on craft , design and sustainability and author of the new book, Broken Mending and Repair in a Throwaway World. Katie, thanks for joining us on the Fight to Repair podcast.

Katie: Thank you for having me.

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Fight to Repair
Fight to Repair Podcast
Weekly dispatches from the front lines of the global fight for the right to repair, including interviews with repair warriors on the front lines hosted by Paul Roberts, the founder of and The Security Ledger and Jack Monahan.