Where do Revive Products come from?
Revive products’ origins vary. If we can repair a pack and return it to its original level of function, then it makes the cut. Some packs are production samples or returns, whilst others are packs that are no longer living a purposeful life in our sample room.
Do Revive products encourage consumption?
We hope not. Our aim is to replace the demand for new, badly designed products (often with inherently shorter life cycles) with packs that are already in existence and more often than not will do a better job.
What about all the shipping?
Although there is an environmental impact from shipping items, we believe choices are not binary. All of us enjoy living our lives, our ethos focuses around finding better ways to do this. In the case of Revive, when we consider the life-cycle impacts of a product, shipping is not the largest contributor. The environmental savings of keeping or getting a product in use (compared to building a new one) far outweighs the impact of shipping it.
How are Revive products repaired?
As part of our design process, we try to consider the full life of a product. Like a vehicle, if used for long enough, the need for the odd repair is inevitable to prolong the life of the pack. When designing packs, we have this in mind. As a result, with the right know-how and a bit of time, most repairs are able to be undertaken in-house using the same methods that made the pack in the first place.