COP26 re-cap

During COP26 we celebrated Remade Networks 3 year anniversary, hosted a panel discussion, ran 3 repair workshops, and diverted one tonne of e-waste from landfill.

We couldn’t have done this without the support of so many people across Glasgow, including our wonderful panel;

  • Sophie Unwin, Founder and Executive Director of Remade Network, Sophie co-founded the remakery in Brixton in 2008, set up the Edinburgh Remakery in 2011 for which she won UK Social Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016 and set up Remade Network in 2018 to create a model to build a city-wide repair economy from the ground up.


  • Neil Paterson, Service Development Manager at Glasgow Life and Chair of the Directors at Remade Network. He is the lead for Digital Inclusion and Participation for the city as part of the Digital Glasgow Strategy and works with SCVO and the Scottish Government on the Connecting Scotland digital inclusion Programme.


  • Fiona Duncan, Community Development Worker at Cranhill Development Trust in Glasgow.


  • Sarah Deas, trustee for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (Scotland). She is a visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde and a chair of North Ayrshire’s expert advisory group on Community Wealth Building. Sarah has been a long time supporter of Remade Network.


  • Michael Roy PhD, Professor of Economic Sociology and Social Policy at the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University, and leads the Social Economy Research Group there. He has published extensively in leading scientific journals on the health and wellbeing impacts of social enterprises; on social enterprise policy ‘ecosystems’; and novel (and contentious) approaches to funding social innovations, such as via Social Impact Bonds.


  • Jen Gale who runs the popular blog Sustainable(ish). She is passionate about the power of individual people making a difference in the movement against climate change. Jen notes sustainability is not a department, it’s everyone’s job!


  • Lauren Crilly (Host) Lauren leads on events and finance at Remade having worked across grassroots community organisations in Glasgow, including Kinning Park Complex and Repair Café Glasgow.

– who kicked off our COP26 activities with a bang.

Thank you to all of our pop up tech drop hosts; King Tuts, The CCA, Phillies Bar, Lush Glasgow City, Redmunds of Denniston, Mesa, Amo Barber, Springburn Community Centre and Glasgow Zine Library with your help we’ve smashed our target of diverting one tonne of e-waste from landfill, that’s over 500 items, which can now be repaired, redistributed or recycled.

Finally I want to say a massive thank you to the whole remade team, who have worked so hard to showcase during COP26 what Remade Network is all about.

On Monday we premièred a film at GSEN’s event showcasing Glasgow’s environmental and sustainable social enterprises and were thrilled to be able to share it with you here.

For more information on Remade Network download our report.:

Cop26 may be over, but we’ve got some things to look out for over the coming months:

We are delighted to announce we have quality-refurbished desktops for sale to meet your individual or organisations needs.

We’re sharing repair skills with more people – come along to our one-to-one sessions every Saturday and book your place on our sewing course in January.

We will be opening more tech drops, and are excited to say that for the rest of November you can drop your unwanted electricals at Lush Glasgow City. If your organisation would like to host a tech drop please get in touch at for more information.

With Christmas around the corner remember to shop local. At Remade Network we have a fantastic range of refurbished tech, hand made Christmas decorations, stocking fillers and gift vouchers. Visit us in store to shop our full range of gifts.