Acton Repair Party, 10 September

Mending is better than ending.

Acton Vale Community centre on Sunday 10 September will be the focus for repairing electrical appliances and clothes. Thanks to Ealing council who has brought Ealing Clothes Repair cafe and West London Central Fixers together to help repair your loved items.

Electronic waste is a huge issue in the UK. A new study has revealed the countries that produce the most e-waste, with the UK ranking second to Norway. The more we can repair the less we need to buy. The same is to be said about fashion and clothes. The fashion industry is responsible for 8-10% of global emissions – and British shoppers buy more clothes than any others in Europe. To make a cotton t-shirt it needs 2,700 litres of water. 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.

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.

Bring your slow or broken electronic devices to West London Central Fixers. We will fix them FREE. Book quick 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.

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.

A free event sponsored by Ealing Council.

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