Repair Cafe

What is a Repair Cafe?

One satisfied customer with his newly working classic sewing machine at a Repair cafe event at Heeley City Farm in 2013

One satisfied customer with his newly working classic sewing machine at a Repair cafe event at Heeley City Farm in 2013

The idea of the Repair Cafe was born in mainland Europe and came to Britain quite recently. In simple terms it’s where people with broken stuff go to get it mended, rather than have to replace it. A team of volunteers are on hand to carry out the repairs and show the owner of the item how to repair things for themselves. It’s all about sharing good practical knowledge over a cup of coffee and a slice of cake (hence the ‘cafe’ bit), helping the environment by keeping stuff out of landfill and most importantly, saving money.

You can take anything along to a Repair Cafe. From computers to carpets, furniture to fine china and old boots to bicycles, we’ve seen (and repaired) it all!

To find out when the next Repair Cafe will be taking place have a look in the Repair Sheffield website by clicking here.

We are also on the lookout for more repairers who can come along and help on the day. We need people who can help with electronics, mechanical things, computers and a million and one other skills. If you’re the sort of person who potters around in the shed, then this is definitely an event for you! We also get quite a few clothes brought in for repair, so anyone who can sew would also be very welcome. Drop me a line at sheffieldrepaircafe@gmail.com for more details.

 

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