Our ‘throwaway’ society, fuelled by over-consumption of cheap goods, is totally unsustainable. Repair Cafés are a hands-on way to learn how this attitude fails both people and the planet and to take practical steps to do something about it. These events help to change attitudes by presenting an innovative approach to waste reduction, social cohesion and the transference of craft skills, through the act of repairing, upgrading and maintaining a broad range of products.
Repair Cafe with Repair Cafe Glasgow
Sat 12 Aug, 12:00 – 3:00pm
The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale St, Glasgow G41 2PZ
Got something you need fixed instead of thrown away? Bring your item to this free Repair Cafe and receive help and guidance from Repair Cafe Glasgow’s amazing volunteers.
Regular items we see are: household electrical appliances, electronic gadgets and devices, toys, garden equipment, jewellery and ceramics.
Clothing repair and mending session with Repair Cafe Glasgow & Rags to Riches
Sat 12 Aug, 12.30 – 2.20pm
Textiles Studio at the Deep End, 21 Nithsdale St Glasgow G41 2PZ
The most sustainable items of clothing are the items you already have in your wardrobe. Have you got a favourite pair of jeans, a jumper with a hole in it or a bag looking a bit worse for wear? In this practical workshop, bring your broken clothing items and our team will teach you the skills to repair your own items!