Fixfest is a regular global gathering of repairers and tinkerers, activists, policy-makers, thinkers, educators and companies from all over the world. We meet every couple of years. The first UK Fixfest was held in October 2018, with 59 community repair activists and 25 different communit  from all over the UK getting together to mingle, share, help each other out and think collectively about growing the Repair Movement and bringing down the barriers to repair and longer-lasting products. During the gathering, the ‘Manchester Declaration’ was drafted and signed by participants, asking UK legislators and decision-makers at all levels, as well as product manufacturers and designers, to stand with them for the Right to Repair by: (a) making repair more accessible and affordable, and (b) ensuring that product standards making products better and easier to repair by design are adopted.