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Library to host 'Repair Café'

Library to host 'Repair Café'

Tuesday 12 January 2021

Library to host 'Repair Café'


The focus will be on repairing and refurbishing broken things when the Clean Earth Trust holds its first 'Repair Café' at the library this weekend.

The initiative will be popping-up at the Guille-Allès Library's Dorey Room between 13:00-16:00 on Saturday, when there will be volunteers on hand to help with clothing, soft toys and textiles, as well as small household goods and electronics.

“We’re really pleased to be able to run our first Repair Café at such a great location," said Camilla Smillie, Sustainable Projects Lead at the Clean Earth Trust.

"There are so many benefits to repairing, not only are we helping people to reuse their items and reduce waste, but it’s a great way to meet new people, have a chat over a cup of tea and learn a new skill.

Guille Alles Library

Pictured: Similar events were held last year at the Health Connections shop, however the new venue will allow the Clean Earth Trust to expand the size of the Café.

"We want to make repairing accessible to everyone and share our belief that repairing items should be an integral part of our society, and our first thought when something breaks instead of purchasing new.”

Catherine Stuart, Head of Learning and Development at the Library, added: "It’s a great opportunity for people to learn more about mending and up-cycling, and to breathe new life into some old items that need a bit of TLC. We hope people will stop by on Saturday to see what the Repair Café is all about.”

The Clean Earth Trust team will also be on-site to assist and welcome any donations of good quality fabrics, buttons, zips and other sewing materials which can be used for future up-cycling projects. 

Those interested in attending can register HERE or by emailing repaircafe@cleanearthtrust.org.

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