Though Sugru is not fully biodegradable or organic it earns buckets of greenie points (as opposed to brownie points…) for it’s fantastic ability to fix stuff. It was invented by Jane, an Irish product designer living in London. The name is inspired by the Irish word to play- sugradh. It can fix almost everything from key fobs to door knobs. It is malleable like play-do for easy application. When cured it is sturdy and reliable yet amazingly still manages to retain its pliability. Dazzled by it’s magical properties Z bought a packet to play with. It comes in small sealed sachets of several colours that once opened need to be used up straight away as it sets in 24 hours.
For that reason we had been gathering broken items to fix- a sort of gadget hospital. Last night we decided we had enough injuries to warrant opening two sachets. We lined up our patients: the unhinged casing on a small digital clock; the snapped-off knob of my mothers teapot lid and the dislocated handle of a scissors and with charged fevour we molded our damaged goods back to funtionality. It’s very satisfying to work with. A sad admission of how dull our lives are but I would even go as far as to say it was fun. We are already forming a heap for our next Sugru session. Has anyone else given it a go?