my goal with Alyx Jacobs Repair is to change the way you think about your clothes. one small tear doesnโ€™t mean that you need to throw a garment away. a huge ripped ass in a pair of jeans opens doors to a cute new quilted patched ass. did one of my projects inspire you to repair your own garment? GOOD. i love to see it.

being a clothing repair business in a world of fast fashion is not an easy task. remember that i am sometimes spending ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด repairing your favorite garments. this takes skill, love and dedicated time. i try to be as reasonable as i can with my pricing but everyoneโ€™s idea of what clothes and sewing should ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ cost is so skewed because you can buy a pair of (mostly plastic) jeans for $20. THESE ARE NOT FAIR PRICES. remember, the people making your clothes are being underpaid, taken advantage of and arenโ€™t given many better options. you are feeding into a system that allows this when you purchase fast fashion.

clothes are NOT disposable. humans are being underpaid and overworked to make the cheap garments that youโ€™re purchasing, wearing once and throwing away. ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต in your clothes. this statement does not mean that you need to spend a lot of money on your wardrobe. rather, think of your wardrobe like you would an investment; a long term purchase. will the fabric hold up in a year, how about ten? will you like this piece in ten years? what is the fabric made out of? what is the resell value of your piece if you do choose to part with it? (ex: every buy sell trade is ๐’‡๐’Š๐’๐’๐’†๐’… with forever 21, h&m, and shein bullshit. these items are overproduced and worthless the second you buy them)

iโ€™m not here to shame you, but to make you rethink your next clothing purchase.

shop used. repair what you already own and buy things that last โค๏ธ

thank you to everyone who is dedicated to making their wardrobe more sustainable. i am excited to repair your clothes!