Remanufacture Urbanears

What to do when a piece of your favorite object (still working), is deteriorate?

It is not easy task, because you are attached to it and you wish keep using it forever. It was the same case with me and my Urbanears’ headphone, I bought it in Istanbul and I am really attached to it for different reasons, but one day it started to deteriorate. I was annoyed because of it:

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I started not to use it anymore, and think about a new headphone. But then I realized that it is still working very well. So, why should I buy another headphone when I can remanufacture some pieces of it? I started to disassemble my headphones …


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After disassemble it, I went to my uncle (a leather cutter), to ask for a piece of blue scrap leather and I cut and sewn it with the help of my mom.


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When the work was finished, I was happy to take my headphones back and recaptured the value of my headphones without having wasted any new virgin material and energy.





Considerations: this product wasn’t design for remanufacture, but thanks the knowledge of my mom, we could regenerate some parts of it and give a second chance of life to it. In general, this product belong to the category of linear model product: take-make-dispose. But, how would be efficiency an Economic Model that maintain, repair, reuse, redistribute, refurbish, remanufacture or recycle?


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