Acton Repair Party, 11 February
Published: 08th February 2024
Mending is better than ending
Come along to Acton Vale Community centre on Sunday 11 February for help and lessons on how to repair electrical appliances and clothes. Ealing Clothes Repair cafe and West London Central Fixers will be there to help repair your loved items, thanks to Ealing Council who have arranged the event.
Electronic waste is a serious issue in the UK. The UK ranks second to Norway in the most e-waste produced a new study has found. So the more the we get repaired the less that ends up as waste. Fashion and clothes is as problematic with the fashion industry is responsible for 8-10% of global emissions – and British shoppers buy more clothes than any others in Europe. Another hidden cost is the water footprint of fashion, for example each t-shirt needs 2,700 litres of water to be manufactured. So the more clothes we repair and use longer the less we need to buy.
To get your items fixed, you must book your space on the links below.
Bring your slow or broken electronic devices to West London Central Fixers. We will fix them FREE. Book quickly to guarantee place:
West Central London Fixers bring together volunteer repairers and the community to fix their electronics for free. The idea is to nurture repair culture in the community, rather than throwing away electronics – indeed e-waste has become a huge environmental problem. The events are open to volunteer learner repairers so are educational as well. Find out more and book your place for Electrical Repair Training.
Ealing Repair cafe will teach you how to fix your clothes either by hand or sewing machine from 1-3 pm. Sewing machines will be available for 30 minute sessions. Book to guarantee place.
Ealing Repair café encourages the mending of clothes and textiles. We want to get more people valuing and wearing their clothes for longer and to move away from fast disposable fashion. We run friendly monthly gatherings around Ealing, giving suggestions and show examples of repairs done by our community.