It's that time of year. The time when the streets are strewn with broken umbrellas. But before you discard that umbrella hanging on its last hinge, take a word of advice from Grist columnist Umbra Fiske. Umbra stopped by the Fixers' Collective, a Brooklyn-based group that helps mend or repurpose your junk, to learn their remedy for broken umbrellas.
What's the Fixers' fix? Fashioning your broken umbrellas into tote bags.
WATCH for step-by-step instructions on how to make your own umbrella tote bag: