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Do It Yourself (DIY) is the method of building, modifying, or repairing things without taking any direct help of experts or professionals.

Academic research describes DIY as behaviours where individuals engage raw and semi raw materials and parts to produce, transform, or reconstruct material possessions, including those drawn from the natural environment.

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The DIY movement is a reintroduction of the old pattern of personal involvement and use of skills in the upkeep of a house or apartment, making clothes, maintenance of cars, computers, websites; or any material aspect of living.

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DIY is popular in Fashion community, with ideas being shared on social media such as YouTube about clothing, jewellery, make up and hair styles.
Techniques include bleaching jeans, distressing jeans, redesigning an old shirt and denim studding.

The concept of DIY has also emerged within the art and design community. The terms, Hacktivist, Craftivist, or maker have been used to describe creatives working within a DIY framework.

DIY is used to describe:
Self publishing books, zines and alternative comics.
Bands or sole artists releasing their music on self funded record labels.
Trading of mixtapes as part of cassette culture.
Home made stuffs based on the principle of Recycle, Reuse and Reduce.
Crafts such as crochet, sewing, knitting, ceramics, handmade jewellery.
Designing business cards, invitations and so on.
Contemporary roller derby.
Skateparks build by skateboarders without paid professional assistance.

DIY Benefits

You are saving money. Learning a skill. Fitness achievement. Sharp brain. Better conversations. Money maker. Increases your home equity. Can impact someone’s life. Earn Respect. Gain satisfaction.
Not only DIY can save you cash at times, but it can help to save the planet through recycling and up cycling. Creating and making things yourself gives you a sense of pride and defines your own style — allows you to stand out from the crowd and decorate a home that is not like everyone else’s.


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