Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald

Maker and re-maker of fun things



Hi, I'm Erin. I wear a few hats:


Social entrepreneur

I'm the founder and managing director of Bright Sparks, a not-for-profit social enterprise that reuses and repairs small appliances to keep them out of landfill. Read our story here.

Bright Sparks HQ


Communication specialist

I have 20 years of journalism experience, most recently as editor of Slow magazine. I produce nice words, photographs, videos, newsletters, social media posts, websites and brochures for corporates and not-for-profits, but my best trick is editing other people's content and making it sparkle. Note: I'm at full capacity with my copywriting and editing work and not taking on any new clients in 2018. View my CV here and some of my handiwork here:

Mendfulness, Slow magazine, Autumn 2017

Writing: Lessons from Bright SparksWriting: Mendfulness, Slow magazineVideo production: Puppets for ChangeWebsite content + menu design: Moon Rabbit café


Mender extraordinaire

I've been making and mending clothes since childhood. I'm passionate about visible mending — beautiful, colourful repairs that start conversations about our relationship with stuff — and making things better than new. Read more about my visible-mending practice here:
Meet the Re-Maker, Jake + MayaShop less, mend more: making more sustainable fashion choices, The GuardianThe rise of the tinkerers: how DIY activists are making their own way, The AgeRestoration Innovation: Why Op-Shops Matter This National Recycling Week, Sacred Heart Mission blog
You can hire me to visibly and creatively mend your clothes or other textiles; email me at with a photograph of your item for a quote. Follow me on Instagram to see new mending commissions, or search for #remadebyELF to see previous examples.

I teach workshops, too, and am planning a series of mending workshops for later in 2018.


Tiny-art enthusiast

I love to make dioramas in my magic letterbox from Blue Bower. New letterbox scenes appear every 3-4 weeks and are published on my Instagram account; search for #letterboxwindow to see what other magic-letterbox owners are up to.


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