Repairing Home Goods
With the inclusion of home goods in our renewal collections, we are increasing the amount of textiles that are kept out of landfills—always our priority—but this new kind of product brings some challenges as well.
This week we are looking at the repair process for home goods so who better to talk to then one of our Sew Techs. As we have said before, the Sew Techs are the rock stars of our company! We depend on them for sewing, assembly and repair on industrial sewing machines and other specialized machinery. They are expert at making sure repairs are done with precision and care that respect the original design and quality of each product.
Sew Tech Kim Nelson shared one of the challenges with the repair of home goods has been the size of some of the textiles like duvet covers and sheets. Kim notes, “The physical space that each of these items can take up at a single work station can be tricky to juggle.” Her creativity always comes in handy when solving for the best way to repair a product and particularly with home goods she says, “I enjoy the embroidery work on some textiles we are seeing and love to be able to repair them. It can be a visual puzzle to fix stitching or embroidery work—figuring out how the stitch works and replicating it or reworking the loose thread.”
It’s clear that the dedication and knowledge of our Sew Techs like Kim allow us to meet our goal of honoring the standards of our partners and to providing you, the Renewed customer, a like-new product to add to your home.